Cured/Smoked Venison & Venison Jerky Recipes

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    Cured/Smoked Venison & Venison Jerky Recipes

    It's the time of year that I pull the venison from the freezer and hold my annual curing of the wild game in my garage (formerly known as Sausage Fest). So I'm putting it to you out there for your best recipes. I'm looking for jerky, smoked / cured sausages, fresh sausage…whatever you have and like.

    I usually have several guy friends over for this one, invite them to bring their kill for the year and start the oven and dehydrators up. This one is open to anyone in the Northern part of the state if you want to spend a Sunday afternoon, PM me and I will let you know directions. Date is Sunday April 13.
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    Wish I could be there Mr Brain, sounds like a good time.

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    Are women invited? Or is strictly a guy thing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawildcat View Post
    Are women invited? Or is strictly a guy thing...
    Depends on what you're bringing. Entrance requires, food, meat or alcohol….in your case, just gracing us with your presence may be an exception

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    Nah, I'd send her packing for the day. He Man Woman Haters Club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdBrain View Post
    Depends on what you're bringing. Entrance requires, food, meat or alcohol….in your case, just gracing us with your presence may be an exception
    Whew! I thought for sure it was going to be gas, grass or you know... I can handle food or alcohol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawildcat View Post
    Are women invited? Or is strictly a guy thing...
    Cat, women are ALWAYS invited to a sausage fest!

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    Let me see if I can find my Sweet Thai Chili jerky recipe when I get home. It's a gooder.

    Sounds like an awesome time though. Love the idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigVMan23 View Post
    Cat, women are ALWAYS invited to a sausage fest!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    Let me see if I can find my Sweet Thai Chili jerky recipe when I get home. It's a gooder.

    Sounds like an awesome time though. Love the idea!
    Sweet Thai Chili Jerky Marinade

    2/3 cup soy sauce (I use the low sodium variety)
    2/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
    1/2 cup Mae Ploy Thai Chili Sauce
    1/4 cup brown sugar
    1-1/2 tablespoon coarse ground black pepper
    2 teaspoons onion powder
    1 teaspoon white pepper
    1 teaspoon liquid smoke
    1/2 to 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

    This will marinade 1 to 1-1/2 pound of beef or deer jerky. I let it marinade for at LEAST 24 hours in the fridge before I start curing the jerky. 48 hours is even better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    Sweet Thai Chili Jerky Marinade

    2/3 cup soy sauce (I use the low sodium variety)
    2/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
    1/2 cup Mae Ploy Thai Chili Sauce
    1/4 cup brown sugar
    1-1/2 tablespoon coarse ground black pepper
    2 teaspoons onion powder
    1 teaspoon white pepper
    1 teaspoon liquid smoke
    1/2 to 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

    This will marinade 1 to 1-1/2 pound of beef or deer jerky. I let it marinade for at LEAST 24 hours in the fridge before I start curing the jerky. 48 hours is even better.
    Will give this one a try. Thanks for recipe. Probably going to be in the jerky kitchen in the next couple weeks. Mrs. Birdbrain says I have to get the yard straightened out first !

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    I was talking to a neighbor on Sunday evening who was hanging out the two does he took with his bow that day...really nice work for one day of hunting. I asked him what he was going to make with the meat, and he said he usually has most everything aside from the backstraps ground into burger or made into sausage. He said he'd thought about making jerky but had never tried before, so I told him I was pretty decent at making jerky. He offered me 15 pounds of meat if I'd show him how, so I'm more than happy to oblige.

    I've fiddled around with recipes for years, but I have three that I usually stick to these days...the Sweet Thai Chili recipe above, peppered jerky, and a Grippo's Barbecue jerky recipe that I've gotten zeroed in on over the last few years. Figured I would share the two that I haven't yet.

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    Grippo’s Barbecue Jerky Marinade

    1 cup of ketchup
    1/2 cup of red wine vinegar
    1/4 cup of brown sugar
    1/4 teaspoon of coarse ground black pepper
    2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
    2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    1 teaspoon of onion powder
    2 teaspoons of dry mustard
    1/2 teaspoon of Tabasco sauce
    Grippo’s barbecue seasoning, to taste

    This will marinade 1-1/2 to 2 pounds of beef or deer jerky. Let it marinade for at LEAST 24 hours in the fridge before I start curing the jerky. 48 hours is even better. Dust liberally with Grippo’s barbecue seasoning and allow the moisture to absorb into the Grippo’s seasoning for 15 minutes before placing into dehydrator or oven.

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    Peppered Jerky Marinade

    2/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
    2/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
    2 tablespoons honey
    2 tablespoons finely ground black pepper
    1 tablespoon white pepper
    2 teaspoons onion powder
    1 teaspoon liquid smoke
    1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    Coarse-ground black pepper, to taste.

    This will marinade 1-1/2 to 2 pounds of beef or deer jerky. Let it marinade for at LEAST 24 hours in the fridge before I start curing the jerky. 48 hours is even better. Dust liberally with coarse ground black pepper and allow the moisture to absorb into the pepper for 15 minutes before placing into dehydrator or oven.

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    @Beechwoodfan @Watusi @BigVMan23 @MBWC41 @ThrillVille Cardinal51 ....I think I remember you folks all having mentioned making jerky in the past. Any luck? Any ideas/recipes you'd be willing to share?
    @coldweatherfan Ever given jerk-making a try? Seems like something you might have fiddled around with before.

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