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How to tenderize meat

Picture of raw tenderized meat on a green surface

How to tenderize meat? Easy, I have a great recipe how to tenderize meat naturally with baking soda. Meat is tender, juicy and has wonderful color.

You don’t need to spend the fortune on ingredients to eat healthy and tasty meals. With this method usual cheaper meat cuts will be tender and juicy and will get nice and fresh red color.

How to tenderize meat without mallet?

I do this procedure with beef and chicken meat for my stir fries and wok dishes, and of course with pork chops before making anything out of them. I like to cook with pork chops, it’s cheap and really versatile meat that you can use in so many recipes. Only problem is that it’s very lean so it becomes dry and chewy after baking in the oven or on a pan. But when you tenderize it, it stays juicy and it doesn’t become chewy. When you buy a beef cut and want to make a meal in the wok, just tenderize it with a little bit of baking soda, and here is how!

Ingredients you need to tenderize meat

1/2 tsp of baking soda for every 250 g/ 9 oz of beef or pork chops

Bowl with water

Procedure to tenderize meat with baking soda

Place the meat cuts in a large bowl.

Sprinkle the meat with a baking soda and leave it for at least 15 minutes covered on a cold place or in the fridge.

After 15 – 30 minutes put the meat in in a bowl and cover it with water. Wash the meat and rinse it well with a lot of water. There shouldn’t be any baking soda left on the meat.

Picture of a procedure how to tenderize meat with baking soda and rinsing the soda

After rinsing remove the excess water with a paper towel and continue with your recipe.

After tenderizing process meat will be tender and will have wonderful bright color.

Here is my easy recipe for Keto pork chops for busy family where you can try this method to tenderize your pork chops and enjoy this delicious meal. If you prefer cooking in a pan, here is delicious recipe for pork chops with mushrooms!

How to tenderize meat

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Cooking Time: 20 min

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda for every 250 g/ 9 oz of meat
  • Bowl with water

Instructions

1

Place the meat cuts in a large bowl.

2

Sprinkle the meat with a baking soda and leave it for at least 15 minutes covered on a cold place or in the fridge.

3

After 15 - 30 minutes put the meat in in a bowl, cover it with water and wash it.

4

Wash the meat and rinse it well with a lot of water.

5

There shouldn't be any baking soda left on the meat.

6

After rinsing remove the excess water with a paper towel and continue with your recipe.

7

After tenderizing process meat will be tender and will have wonderful bright color.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    ape
    April 24, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    First picture, is it beef from Chernobyl ?

    • Reply
      Family On Keto
      April 24, 2020 at 5:05 pm

      Hi Ape, you made me laugh! We are Slavs but we are really far from Chernobyl.Thank you for your comment, I just realized how my photo skills are improving. But this way to tenderize the meat is still great, you should try!

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