Recipe: Pressed Beef

First have your BEEF nicely pickled; let it stay in pickle a week; then take the thin, flanky pieces, such as will not make a handsome dish of themselves, put on a large potful, and let them boil until perfectly done; then pull to pieces, and season just as you do souse, with pepper, salt and allspice; only put it in a coarse cloth and press down upon it some very heavy weight.

The advantage of this recipe is that it makes a most acceptable, presentable dish out of a part of the BEEF that otherwise might be wasted.

The Whitehouse Cookbook, by Mrs. F.L. Gillette (Year 1887)