A meat mallet is a device used for pounding and tenderizing meats. Meat mallets come in a variety of styles and materials, with the most popular being metal. The end of the mallet may be smooth or tipped. It is essential to select a mallet that won't actually piece through the meat.
If you don't have a meat mallet you can use one of these alternatives:
These handy meat tenderizing tools are easily sourced in many grocery stores, Target stores, Walmart and most any kitchen shop.