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.



4 pound 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 ¼-inch 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 180°F.
  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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