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Do you use meat tenderizer?

mschow | Jul 14, 200906:26 AM     18

I am wondering if I am one of the few who does not have this item in the spice cabinet. I've never bought it before. However, a few weeks ago, I had some of the most tender and delicious London broil that my BIL made: he claims his secret was the meat tenderizer. He had purchased two London broils. One of them he marinated in Ken's Italian dressing to which he added meat tenderizer. The other piece he added no tenderizer to, but a teriyaki type marinade. We all agreed that the piece with the tenderizer added was far more tender and flavorful. The other piece was much chewier; both pieces were bought at the same store, same day. They were both marinated for several hours.
So, I am curious as to whether others think the tenderizer was the key here; or was it just the choice of marinade that made the meat so tender. I'm going to the store later today, so should I pick up a container of tenderizer or not?

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