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How to Trim a Tenderloin Chain

Fine Cooking Issue 62
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To make a slow-roasted beef tenderloin you’ll probably need to first trim the “chain” from the tenderloin. The chain is a strip of meat that runs the length of the tenderloin. It’s good meat, but it’s separated from the tenderloin by lots of fat and connective tissue that you don’t want to include in your roast. Trim the chain meat and freeze it for another use. From one average tenderloin, you should be able to get enough chain meat to make a beef


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