Could I just say to a butcher, “I want some beef tendons,” and get this? My inlaws are ranchers and I would ask them for some, the next time they finish a cow for their consumption.
I am sure you can request Beef Tendon from your butcher, I would also start looking at ethnic markets. The problem with a butcher at a grocery store is they aren’t processing whole animals, all comes in prepackage (Booooooo). For a grocery store to order tendon most likely they will have to order a 20+ # case. If you want 20#’s of tendon… then yes your butcher should be able to order anything, assuming its a real butcher. What town or city are you in? Maybe I can help source, thanks for the question.
Sounds like a great recipe!
I’m lucky to have access to beef tendons from the local Asian markets.
I was just talking to a rancher that I get my grass fed beef from and he never heard of beef tendon before.
A lot of times farmers or slaughter house don’t go and pull the tendon off, it is extra work and time. Not saying they are lazy, but the tendon is a excellent addition to stock bones and typically added to that with all the knuckles.