Coffee Jerky

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Coffee Jerkey

Coffee Jerky

When you're prepping for your next road trip with the boys, throw together this delicious recipe.
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 1 day
Cook Time 5 hours
Resting Time 1 day
Total Time 2 days 5 hours
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Road trip
Calories 1600 kcal



  • 2 LBS Top Round Beef
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar (packed)
  • 1 TBSP Black Pepper (Fresh Ground)
  • 1 Cup Brewed Coffee – Cold (Tim Hortons is our choice)
  • 1 Cup Dr. Pepper
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Worcestershire Sauce



  • First head to the local butcher and get your top round. While you're there, save a little time by having them slice the meat in 1/4 inch thick sections. If you tell them it is for jerky they should know, but make sure they slice against the grain.
    Coffee Jerkey
  • Start off a minimum of 24 hours ahead of your smoke time by mixing all the wet and dry ingredients together into a 1 gallon Ziploc bag.
  • Check each slice and trim off any remaining fat as this will not render down like with other recipes (such as pulled pork). With your top round prepped, place each slice in the marinade and refrigerate overnight
    Coffee Jerky Bag Prep - Smoked Q


  • Start by setting your Traeger Timberline 1300 to 180° and select the 'Super Smoke' feature.
    Coffee Jerky Temp - Smoked Q
  • While the smoker comes to temp, take each slice and lay them flat on to your Non-Stick Cooling Grids. Pat dry the excess marinade, then flip each slice and pat dry the other side.
    Coffee Jerky Ready - Smoked Q
  • Place your Non-Stick Cooling Grids on the smoker and then let them smoke for 4 to 5 hours.
    Coffee Jerky Smoker - Smoked Q


  • When you check your jerky, you will know it is done when it is dry but still bendable.
  • Then take your Non-Stick Cooling Grids off the smoker. After they cool for a minute or two, move each piece to a NEW Ziploc bag while it is still warm.
  • Allow the jerky to rest in the bag for at least an hour. After it rests, move the jerky to smaller bags as desired or just release the air in the gallon bag.


Nutrition Facts
Coffee Jerky
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Beef, Coffee Jerky, Hockey Trip, Smoked Q
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