Chipotle Lime Beef Jerky Recipe

6h 30m

The smoky heat of chipotle peppers blend well with the tart sweetness of lime in this easy snack recipe.



1.8 kg beef round
lime zest, grated
handful oak and cherry wood chunks


3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced
juice of 2 limes
½ tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon cumin
½ tablespoon garlic powder
½ cup soy sauce
½ cup honey


  1. Place the beef round in the freezer for 45 minutes.
    HOT TIPPlacing the beef round in the freezer will make it easier to slice.
  2. Using a chef’s or butcher knife, carefully cut the beef round across the grain into 60mm slices.
  3. Whisk all marinade ingredients together in a bowl. Add the beef slices and let marinate a minimum of 6 hours.
    HOT TIPThe beef can be marinated anywhere from 6 hours to overnight.
  4. Preheat your smoker to 80°C.
  5. Remove the beef slices from the marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Place the beef slices into your smoker and toss 4 to 8 apple oak or cherry wood chunks onto hot coals. Close the lid and cook for 5 – 7 hours, or until the jerky is fully cooked.
  6. Remove the jerky from your smoker and season with freshly grated lime zest. Enjoy!

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