In cooking, to tenderize is to prepare meat so it's more easily chewed, or tender. One way to tenderize meat is to roast it at a low temperature for a long time.

There are many different techniques cooks use to tenderize meat. They might marinate it in an acidic liquid, pound it repeatedly before cooking, or brine it in a saltwater solution, for example. All of these methods result in a more tender piece of meat that can be cut and chewed easily. Any tool or substance used to tenderize meat is called a tenderizer.

Definitions of tenderize

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

tenderize meat”
tender, tenderise
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

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