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Tenderize Meat with Tea

1. Fill a pot with water and set on the stove. Set the burner so that the water in the pot heats but doesn't boil.

2. Spoon 4 tbs. of black tea leaves into the pot. Stir the tea leaves into the water to ensure that all tea leaves are moistened.

3. Steep the tea for approximately 5 minutes. Check on the tea regularly to ensure adequate heating for steeping. Increase the heat and add a few minutes to the steeping time, if needed.

4. Take the pot off the burner and strain the leaves from the water. Mix 1/2 cup of brown sugar into the water until it dissolves completely.

5. Unwrap 3 lbs. of meat and season it to taste using salt, onion, pepper and garlic powder.

6. Transfer the seasoned meat into a Dutch oven. Pour the water and tea mixture into the Dutch oven so that it covers the meat.

7. Cook the meat at 325 degrees F for about 90 minutes. The meat should be tender enough to slice with only a fork.

Olivia Vidal
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Tracy DeLuca said...

I've never really thought about using tea for meat. Although we have done tea brining for our turkey! I wrote an article about it here: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1129431/a_tasty_twist_on_traditional_turkey.html?cat=22

I may have to try tea on my next roast to see how it goes!