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Mar 14, 2006 01:08 PM

What to do with chuck tender?

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I foolishly bought a whole tender, little did I know that in reality is not that tender. What can I do with it? it looks too lean for a stew. Can I do broiled bracciolini? - I have a recipe that asks for round eye. Any suggestions are welcome.

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  1. I'd think you could use it for any recipe calling for eye of round. I might season the meat and then tie thin slices of beef suet all over to encase it, roast it fairly hot until it's just medium-rare at the most, and then let it sit before slicing thinly across the grain.

    Here's a Cuban recipe I have yet to try, but it looks good:


    Round eye of beef or chuck roast

    Four (or more) chorizo sausage links (Spanish style)

    1 large can tomato sauce
    2 bay leaves
    1 tablespoon oregano
    1/2 tablespoon basil
    1/4 cup olive oil
    3 garlic cloves, mashed
    4 red potatoes quartered
    1/4 cup green olives

    Cut a slit in the meat and insert the chorizo. Place all ingredients in a crock pot, potatoes and green olives on top. Add a little water, salt & pepper to taste. Set crock pot to low, cook while at work or over night -- approximately eight hours. Enjoy!