PORK SOUVLAKI IN A PITA WITH TZATZIKI

A delicious grilled sandwich for lunch or a light dinner. If you are pressed for time, serve with store bought tzatziki sauce instead of making your own.

Difficulty: Intermediate     Prep Time: 20 min     Cook Time: 8-10 hrs

INGREDIENTS

1 kg flank steak

FOR THE MARINADE

2/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
2/3 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin seeds
1 teaspoon ground coriander seeds
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce

METHOD

  1. Place the beef in the freezer for an hour or so until it is firm but not frozen. Slice it into thin strips with the grain and place them in a large flat-bottomed glass dish.
  2. Whisk together all the marinade ingredients, pour it over the meat, and toss to coat evenly. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours.
  3. Meanwhile, light a few coals in the bottom of the Broil King Keg, and control the airflow vents at the top and bottom to maintain a temperature of about 70ºC. (Both vents will be open to about 1 1/2.)
  4. Set the diffuser pan over the coals, but do not fill with any liquid. Place the strips of meat on the grids so that there is enough space between them for the warm air to circulate. Check every few hours to ensure that the temperature is maintained, and move the strips around if necessary for even cooking. Total cooking/smoking time will be about 8-10 hours.
  5. Beef jerky will keep for up to a week in the refrigerator.