Braising it in a dutch oven with homemade beef stock tenderizes it and adds good nutrition to the gravy. I think you’ll like this cut of beef!
The meat is cut along what is called the chuck primal, which is the area of the animal that begins at the neck, includes the shoulder and ends at the fifth rib. It is also known as the chuck steak, chuck tender steak, or shoulder tender. It is a slightly different cut than a typical chuck roast with a different flavor.
If you are eating a lot of braised meats, this is a good one to try.
If you are following any of the healing diets, you will not want to have to add flour to the gravy to thicken. There is no need for that. You can make a beautiful, thick gravy with the vegetables that you cooked the meat in.
Follow the directions below for a nutrient dense gravy made with bone broth and vegetables.