Cooktop Cove: Tenderize your beef with this easy acidic rub technique
See how this acidic rub creates tender meat. Scroll down to see the final result. Also don't forget to check out the video below to see the full technique live.
Choose an acidic base:
- lime juice
- lemon juice (we chose this and around 1/2 cup)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Adjustments can be made based on your desired tastes.
1. Mix together all the ingredients for the marinade.
2. Soak meat in marinade. The key is to not leave the meat in the marinade for too long, as acids can weaken the protein structure of the meat too much, making it too soft and mushy.
Aim for 30 minutes to two hours, but check periodically to see if the meat is starting to look cooked around the edges. That's how you'll know it's been marinating too long.
3. Enjoy the final result:
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