• Preparation
  • Cook Time
    5-6 hours
  • Serves
    12 people
  • Difficulty

Behind the Recipe

Smoking Jerky

From the ancient Egyptians to the indigenous people of South Africa and even the native tribes of the Andes mountains, the human race has enjoyed dried meat for thousands of years. 

The preservation of meat is a clever way to create a longer-lasting source of sustenance – dried meat has a high-protein, low-fat, and highly nutritious composition. Different cultures have experimented with preserving meat in a variety of ways – depending on where you grew up, you may know it as ch’arki, jerky or biltong. 

Keen to experiment with adding flavor at home? Try smoking your biltong in an Oakford Pellet Grill. This will give the biltong a mature, smokey taste. It might even inspire a feeling of kinship with those ancient cultures.



  • 1 kg London Broil Beef Roast
  • 2 teaspoons of garlic powder
  • 3 teaspoons of dried ginger
  • 1 cup of Sriracha
  • ½ cup of brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of Kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons of black pepper
  • 3 teaspoons of Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • ¼ cup of rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of lime juice
  • 5 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce


  1. Slice beef into 0.6 cm strips.
  2. Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl or Ziploc bag.
  3. Add the sliced beef strips and mix well, cover and place in the refrigerator overnight for 24 hours.
  4. The next day, remove the beef strips from the marinade and pat dry with paper towels. If you do not pat dry, your time in the smoker will be longer.

Cooking Instructions

  1. 1

    Using your Nexgrill App set the Pellet grill to the smoke cooking method at 90°C.

  2. 2

    Place the beef strips in the smoker and leave some space between each beef strip.

  3. 3

    Smoke the beef strips until you can bend it and it cracks, but does not break. Total cook time should be approximately 5 ½ hours.

  4. 4

    Remove from the Oakford grill, enjoy some biltong and keep the remaining pieces in the refrigerator.

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