Partially freeze meat; trim and cut into 1/4 inch strips.
Arrange strips in bowl in 1/2 -inch-thick layer.
Sprinkle lightly with salt, pepper, and liquid smoke.
Place a plate atop meat in bowl.
Weight plate down with several cans.
Drain meat and pat dry.
Arrange on paper toweling in microwave oven.
Heat at MEDIUM LOW (3) for 30 minutes, turning pieces over occasionally to dry evenly.
Replace toweling once or twice during hearing.