The Chuck tender is another one of those cuts of beef that you’ll find traveling under a slew of different monikers, including chuck eye, chuck filet, chuck mock tender, scotch tender, tender roast, or medallion pot roast. The word ‘tender,’ which is featured in almost every one of its aliases, does not actually allude to the texture of this portion of meat, but instead, to its shape. Looking very similar in appearance to a tenderloin with its long narrow shape and pointed end, the title of tender comes instead to its similarity in aesthetics over succulence.
Like so many well-used muscles, the chuck tender is an extremely flavorsome cut and benefits from slow cooking methods to help break down the muscle, rendering it as soft and tender as its name implies. Great for pressure cooking, slow cooking, or cubed and added into stews, you’ll love the flavor this excellent, and affordable cut lends your dishes.
All of Gourmet Food Store’s Wagyu beef is sourced from Australia, one of the world’s premier sources of Wagyu. Many of our Wagyu products include a marble score, represented by the letters ‘MS’ and followed by a number. These numbers range from 3-12, with 12 representing the highest amount of marbling, and 3 the least. This scoring of intramuscular fat is a quick and easy way to see at a glance what your beef will look like upon arrival and aid in deciding the best ways to prepare it.
While a generic chuck tender would be ultra-lean with almost no visible marbling, thanks to Wagyu’s high ratio of intramuscular fat and consistent marbling, even the leanest cuts are rendered tender juicy and ultra-flavorful!