from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make (meat) tender, as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer.

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  • v. To make (something, especially meat) tender.

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  • v. make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer


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  • It is usually dried in sheets and rolled to tenderize it - thus its name, "machacado" -, so it can be shreded by hand to fry it with eggs and/or salsa.

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  • If you need to tenderize your venison, brine instead.

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  • I guess I better get to parboiling that hat to tenderize it some .......


  • I had thought I could, since the simmering will tenderize the meat anyway, but there is something essential to the end product that is accomplished by browning and it cannot be skipped.


  • Chile, tomato, and onion (lots and lots of each plus garlic for my family) is such a wonderful and versatile way to tenderize as well as flavor any cut of meat suitable for braising.

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  • The experts outline some of the basics of outdoor cooking and share their secrets:The difference between grilling and barbecue: Robert Briggs, professor of culinary arts at the Culinary Institute of America, says barbecue is "low heat and slow cooking to tenderize meat like pulled pork or ribs,'' while grilling is done "at high heat for shorter cooking times,'' as with steak.

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  • Place each steak on a cutting board and tenderize it with a Jaccard meat tenderizer.

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  • They have this tool at Cabelas and the neat thing is it will tenderize a steak yet not change the texture of the meat.

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  • Gut and skin, boil for 30 minutes to tenderize, put in a large plastice bag with your favorite steak or chicken marinade and leave in the fridge overnight.

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  • The longer it marinates the more the turmeric will tenderize the meat.

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