Step 3: Flatten Meat

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Take a chunk of ground beef, about the size of two golf balls, and roll into a ball.  Place the ball on a piece of parchment paper and add another piece of parchment paper over it.

Use your palm to flatten the ball a bit (not too flat, you just want to make sure the top of the ball is flat when you start rolling it out).

Roll the ground beef out to 1/4" thick.  Using a knife, cut out a rectangle that is 8" x 5".  This actually may change depending on what size you are.  In step 5 I talk about how to customize the underwear pattern pieces.  The size of the rectangles depend on the size of the pattern pieces.  Each pattern piece should fit w/in the rectangle. 

You will need 5 of these rectangles for the brief jerky pattern.