What to do with chuck tender?
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.
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!