Lean beef, 1 pound, Water, enough to cover, Salt and pepper.

Cut the meat in small pieces, sprinkle generously with salt and pour on just enough cold water to cover. Let it stand aside for from 1 to 3 hours; then place on the fire, and let it come to a boil. Do not let it remain on the fire longer than 5 minutes.

Pour the liquid from the meat, and season it with pepper.