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Basic Smoked Beef Jerky

Basic Smoked Beef Jerky is slightly salty, peppery beef, infused with smoke to create a mouth-watering, beefy treat, that you can take anywhere!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American


  • Smoker


  • 1-2 pounds Beef such as London Broil, or flap meat trimmed of extra fat
  • salt to sprinkle both sides of beef
  • cracked, black pepper to sprinkle both sides of beef


  • Slice semi frozen beef into strips approximately 1/4 inch thick.
  • Place meat into a bowl or on a sheet pan and liberally coat with salt and pepper.
  • Turn smoker on to 180 degrees and let preheat.
  • Place meat strips into the smoker on the rack in a single layer, allowing room between the strips of meat. Set timer for approximately 3.5 hours.
  • Check the meat at 3.5 hours to make sure it is nice and dry. If the strips of meat are thicker, they may require a longer smoking time to properly dry.
  • When meat is done, turn smoker off and let meat cool on the racks.
  • Remove cooled meat from smoker and place in an airtight container or eat right away. Enjoy friends!
Keyword Ketogenic, Low Carb, Smoked Beef Jerky