I would like to say something like this:

The beef is so difficult-to-chew-y that I can barely chew it.

But I can't find a proper word.

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    +1 I'm definitely going to try to work difficult-to-chew-y into conversation tomorrow. – snailcar Sep 18 '13 at 3:12

What about stringy, tough, rubbery, leathery, sinewy or gristly?

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    Tough is the exact word I'm looking for. Thank you. – Inglis Baderson Sep 18 '13 at 3:41
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    There's also chewy, but that can be used positively as well as negatively. – Biglig Sep 18 '13 at 13:03

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