smoked teriyaki jerky
1/2 Cup soy sauce
1/4 Cup mirin or sweet cooking wine
2 Tablespoon sugar
3 coins fresh ginger, each ¼ inch thick
1 Clove garlic, crushed
1/2 Teaspoon onion powder
1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
2 Pound trimmed beef top or bottom round, sirloin tip, flank steak or wild game
In a mixing bowl, combine soy sauce, mirin, sugar, ginger, garlic, onion powder and black pepper.
With a sharp knife, slice the beef into 1/4 inch thick slices with the grain. This is much easier to do if the meat is partially frozen. Trim off any fat or connective tissue.
Put the beef slices in a large resealable plastic bag and pour the marinade over the beef. Massage the bag so all the slices get coated with the marinade. Seal the bag and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
When ready to cook, set Z Grill temperature to 180°F and preheat, lid closed 15 minutes.
Remove the beef from the marinade and discard the marinade.
Dry the beef slices between paper towels and arrange the meat in a single layer on the grill grate.
Smoke on the Z Grill for 4 to 5 hours or until the jerky is dry but still pliant when bent.
Immediately transfer the jerky to a resealable plastic bag and let it rest for an hour at room temperature.
Squeeze the air out of the bag and keep the jerky in the refrigerator. Enjoy!