Bloody Maria with Smoked Beef Jerky
Bloody Maria with Beef Jerky is our version of the classic cocktail recipe. Chef Tom slices up Creekstone Farms prime beef eye of round and smokes it to create a mouth watering garnish for this day-after libation. A spicy blend of tomato and spices, mixed with Mezcal is sure to cure what ails you after New Year's Eve.
1 (28 oz) cans Ciao San Marzano Tomatoes
2 tbsp chipotles in adobo, minced
3 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp Bear & Burton’s W Sauce Fireshire
1 tbsp Hoff & Pepper Smoken Ghost Ketchup
1 tbsp pickle juice (we used Holmes Made Dad’s Spicy Garlic Dill Pickles)
1 tbsp prepared horseradish
Cattleman’s Grill Lone Star Brisket Rub, to taste
Heat Maverick’s Anti-Gravity Scorpion Hot Sauce, to taste
Mezcal (or tequila), 1 1/2 oz per glass
Holmes Made Dad’s Spicy Garlic Dill Pickles
Feta stuffed pickled hot pepper
Cattleman’s Grill Lone Star Brisket Rub
2 lb Creekstone Farms Prime Eye of Round Roast, sliced #3 on deli slicer
1 (16 fl oz) bottle Sweetwater Spice Tres Chile Fajita Bath
2 cups water
2 tbsp Heat Maverick’s Anti-Gravity Scorpion Hot Sauce
Cattleman’s Grill Mexicano Seasoning
Bloody Maria Base
On the rim
For the Beef Jerky
Partially freeze your eye of round roast, to make slicing easier. Using a meat slicer (or by hand) cut 1/8” slices of beef. Place the slices in an 4 Quart Mini Briner Bucket.
Mix the water and Sweetwater Spice Tres Chile Fajita Bath and whisk. Add the hot sauce. Pour the mixture into the Briner Bucket with the beef. Refrigerate 8 hours to overnight.
Preheat your Yoder Smokers YS640 pellet smoker to 200ºF, set up for smoking/indirect grilling.
Remove the beef slices from the brine. Lay the slices out on a jerky rack. Be sure to leave a little room in between slices for the smoke and air to circulate. Season the slices with the Cattleman’s Grill Mexicano Seasoning. Continue the process, stacking the racks up to 4 high.
Transfer to the smoker. Every 45-60 minutes, rotate the the racks, top to bottom. Continue smoking until the strips are dried out, but still flexible, not totally crispy. This should take roughly 2-3 hours.
Bloody Maria base
Combine all ingredients, except the mezcal and hot sauce, in a blender. Blend until smooth. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
To make the Bloody Marias, first rub the rim of the glasses with a slice of lime. Pour out Lone Star Brisket Rub on a small plate. Flip a Riedel Spey Whiskey Glass and dunk the rim in the brisket rub. Next, fill the glass with ice cubes. Add 1 1/2 oz mezcal or tequila, then fill the glass with the Bloody Mary base and gently stir. Add Heat Maverick’s Anti-Gravity Scorpion Hot Sauce, to taste. Garnish with a cucumber spear, a strip of beef jerky and a toothpick loaded with pickles and pickled peppers.
- Serving Size
- per serving
- 15 grams
- 203 milligrams
- 1121 milligrams
- 26.6 grams
- 71.4 grams