When you select your piece of meat, place it in freezer for three or four hours until it begins to set. This will make slicing easier.

3-4 pounds red lean meat

Slice across the grain one fourth to three eighths inch thick.


6 - 8 cups water

4 - 8 cloves minced garlic (to taste)

2 tablespoons salt

1 tablespoon pepper

1 stalk celery

10 tablespoons soy sauce

5 large strong onions

1 - 2 tablespoons oregano

1 - 2 tablespoons hot sauce (to taste)

Place all marinade ingredients into boiling water. Boil three to four minutes, cover and simmer five to six more minutes. Let cool under cover for 30 minutes. Strain through a large strainer using a large spoon to push some pulp through strainer. Place sliced meat in bread pans, cover with marinade. Place in refrigerator for two days. Remove and stir occasionally.

Dry in a dehydrator or on racks in your oven at 115 to 125 degrees.

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