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How to Make Dried Beef Recipe

A guide to how to make dried beef for cooking.

Buy the best of beef, or the part which will be the most lean and tender. The tender part of the round is a very good piece. For every 20 pounds of beef use one pint of salt, one teaspoon of saltpetre, and a ¼ of a pound of brown sugar. Mix them well together, and rub the beef well with a third of the mixture for three successive days. Allow it to lie in the liquor it makes for six days, then hang up to dry.

A large crock pot or jar is a good vessel to prepare the meat in prior to drying it.

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