& Tricks

Tenderize Beef Using Natural Ingredients

As we all know, nothing can beat the feeling of eating tender beef, especially when it comes to Indonesian food. Delightful spices, rich taste, and tender meat, all combined into one plate of perfectness. 

But first, to bring it to your table, we must have the main ingredient: tender meat, and believe us when we say you could have it just by using simple natural ingredients in your kitchen or home garden. Just find out the tricks below!

1. Pineapple 

Pineapple juice helps tenderize tough cuts of meat. The enzyme in pineapple, known as bromelain, will digest the protein, softening the tissues in beef before cooking it. 


2. Papaya Leaves

Papaya is recommended as a tenderizer because it contains a papain enzyme that breaks down peptide bonds and makes the beef easier to chew. Wrap the beef using papaya leaves and leave it for one hour, then voila! You will have super tender meat.


3. Sasa Santan

Boil beef together with Sasa Santan to quickly tenderize the meat, and it will add a fantastic flavor from its natural coconut milk.

These are simple yet easy tricks to bring fancy beef as good as fancy restaurant. So, don’t hesitate to try it, because Love Me Tender by Elvis Presley will become the official soundtrack to enjoy your favorite beef menu.

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