Sucess with tenderizing tough meat!

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  1. Quiver0f10

    Quiver0f10 Well-Known Member

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    After reading everyone's replies to my question on tenderizing tough meat below, I thawed a roast and soaked it overnight in Coke. Placed in the crock with some water and cream of mushroom soup and cooked it all day on low. You could cut it with a fork! Hubby said it was delicous and there were no leftovers!
     
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    cindyc Well-Known Member

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    hat does my heart good. Just bought a side of grass fed beef. EXTREMELY healthy, but takes some getting used to. I am trying the buttermilk suggestion from that thread tonight, and did some grass-fed lamb with one of the marinades last night. DELICIOUS!
    Thanks for asking the question. I also needed the answer.

    Cindyc.
     

  3. foxtrapper

    foxtrapper Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Glad for you the coke thing worked. I tried it, tasted like someone poured a coke all over my steak, yech! Crock pots are inherently pretty good at tenderizing tough meat.
     
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    :buds: ive used coke but i think orange or pineapple juice also works i think it has something to do with the citric acid :shrug:
     
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    MoonShine Fire On The Mountain

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    I thought Coke would disintegrate meat? lol...just kidding,that's a myth I think. I've heard of using Coke for a marinade,but haven't tried it before. Does the meat taste like Coke at all?
     
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    You can also use Dr. Pepper. I saw one of the chefs on the Food Network do it with flank steak. :)

    I prefer lemon, lime or pineapple juice mixed up into a marinade myself since I'm not a big fan of Coke products.:)
     
  7. Ken Scharabok

    Ken Scharabok In Remembrance

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    I suspect if you tried it next time without the coke marinade it will turn out just as well. I do store roasts about once a week just using salted water in the crock pot. Have to be careful not to leave it in too long or I have to use a skimmer to take it out as it falls apart.
     
  8. Alice In TX/MO

    Alice In TX/MO More dharma, less drama. Supporter

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    Add a can of Coke to a big pot of pinto beans, too. YUM!!
     
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    There is a GREAT recipe 'out there' for southern root beer pork.
     
  10. foxtrapper

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    It tasted exactly like a flat coke. I did not like it at all.
     
  11. Quiver0f10

    Quiver0f10 Well-Known Member

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    "Does the meat taste like Coke at all?"

    I didn't think so and no one said that it did, but I didn't cook it in coke, just soaked overnight. Also, the cream soup probably could have hid some of the coke flavor.

    I plan to try the pineapple juice next time, yummmm.