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Beef jerky results, crab cakes, and bacon stuffed bacon

JamieoroJamieoro Posts: 180
edited June 2013 in EggHead Forum
I was anxious to try smoking beef jerky on the egg and really wanted to fit it in this weekend even though we have many other plans for the egg yesterday and today. Typically I would slice and marinate the beef overnight but didn't prep well enough so did a short marinade in soy sauce, dried in paper towels and rubbed in fresh ground pepper.

Since I'm waiting for my jerky hanger to arrive

I hung the strips over the grate and stacked up some cooling racks I use for baking.


Fire went out after a few hours, setting me back. The top sides were cooking but the underside wasn't getting done, probably because there wasn't enough airflow due to the pieces being folded over. i had to rearrange pieces. This problem should go away with the new hanging device on the way. After about 4 hours, I had to get the jalapeño poppers on the egg so was planning to keep the jerky warm in the oven. By the time the poppers were done and dinner of crab cakes and squash were done, most of the jerky was done.

Turned our pretty good but next time, I'd try to marinate longer and plan enough time to finish in the egg. Luckily they got some nice smoke taste from the first few hours on the egg!


Here are some Picts of the poppers (pancetta and cream cheese stuffed) and crab cakes too


  • JamieoroJamieoro Posts: 180
    FYI @trini_in_ottawa and @grillmagic and @grannyx4 ... I know you wanted to see/hear how the jerky turned out!
  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 3,492
    Looks great @Jamieoro, I've gotta try doing jerky on the egg.  The crab cakes and stuffed peppers look awesome!!
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  • SocalcajudoSocalcajudo Posts: 132
    Mmmmm. Mmmmmm. Looks so good. All of it. The jerky looks great
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,445
    All looks awesome... but where is the bacon stuffed bacon?
  • JamieoroJamieoro Posts: 180
    @hapster the bacon wrapped jalapeño poppers have pancetta (Italian bacon) inside the cream cheese mixture
  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,871
    Try just laying the meat on the grid for jerky. Works great. You dont need to hang it. I cook mine at 190 indirect for about 5 hours. One of my favorites.
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,911
    Everything looks great! I need to make jerky on the egg again its been way too long. But you had me at bacon stuffed bacon =P~
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  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 3,987
    Nice job. I've done grilled squash many times but have never cut it that way. Will have to try it



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  • JamieoroJamieoro Posts: 180
    @high54putty I would have laid it right in the grate but probably would have only been able to cook an 8th of the amount I did hanging.... Pros and cons...
  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,871
    Jamieoro said:

    @high54putty I would have laid it right in the grate but probably would have only been able to cook an 8th of the amount I did hanging.... Pros and cons...

    I hear you. I use my new grid extender thing to do 2 levels at once. What cut of beef do you use?
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,476
    Love it. Also curious as to what kind of meat you use. Have you ever done turkey? ;;)
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  • Hmm after looking at the Bacon hanger, I wonder if one could use a couple of fire bricks on there side and skewers?
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  • JamieoroJamieoro Posts: 180
    @high54putty and @grannyx4 I used top round. Have used flank steak in the past but was looking for a less expensive cut and I'd definitely use it again
  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,871
    I have used cube steak the last few times and I think it may be my favorite. Cheap too.
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • ddeggerddegger Posts: 244
    Bacon stuffed bacon? Love it - sounds very Homer Simpson-ish
  • milesbrown4milesbrown4 Posts: 314
    Looking to do jerky this weekend - thanks for the post!  
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,898
    edited June 2013
    For jerky, flat works great if you have enough levels.  This is how I do it...
    I believe I paid like $4.00 a piece for these at the local big box store a number of years ago.

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  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 4,660


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