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    Kittencal's Papaya-Pineapple Meat Tenderizer

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    5 mins

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    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    Add about 1 cup of this fruit puree to your favorite marinade and refrigerate overnight or for tougher cuts of beef use alone and marinade for no more than 8 hours, the enzymes in this fruit will break down the meat fibers to create extreme tenderizing --- use only fresh fruit not frozen or canned.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 1 large fresh pineapple (peeled and chopped, hard core removed)
    • 1 fresh papaya (peeled, stone removed and chopped)
    • 2 cups water (or use as much water for the desired thickness of the puree)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Place the pineapple chunks, papaya chunks and water in a food processor; process until pureed and very smooth (do not add in any sugar).
    2. 2
      Divide the mixture into 1-cup plastic freezer containers then freeze.
    3. 3
      Add 1-2 cups thawed puree mixture to your favorite meat marinade and marinade overnight.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 28, 2008

      55

      I'm in Indonesia: pineapple and papaya are easy to come by, tender beef is not. This marinade is outstanding. It tenderizes the local beef to standards better than USDA choice. Use it with a marinade to add flavor as well and your meat will be just great.

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    • on June 19, 2007

      55

      I used 1 grocery store cored pineapple & papaya. Added only 1 cup of water due to the foodprocessor's limit.Would have liked to added 2 cups. Yield 5 cups. Froze 4 cups for future use. I purchased eye of the round steaks (toughest meat I could find) & marinaded them for 2 days. Removed meat from marinade & made sure all liquid was removed with paper towel. Your meat will not brown on the grill if it is wet. Then a I added Montreal Seasoning. Grilled to Med. rare. They were so tender that a knife was nearly not needed. I will next add this recipe to a marinade & I look forward to trying it with pork & chicken. Thank you for the recipe Kitten.

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    • on August 30, 2008

      25

      I used pineapples only in my marinade. I let the steak marinate for 24 hours (too long). I thought longer would be better. The meat turned mushy. It was edible but I'd never use it again. I will try one of those Jaccard knife tenderizers that pokes a lot of holes thru the meat next time.

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    Nutritional Facts for Kittencal's Papaya-Pineapple Meat Tenderizer

    Serving Size: 1 (2160 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 345.1
     
    Calories from Fat 8
    58%
    Total Fat 0.9 g
    1%
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 23.3 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 89.4 g
    29%
    Dietary Fiber 12.0 g
    48%
    Sugars 61.6 g
    246%
    Protein 4.4 g
    8%

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