How to Render Beef Tallow

How to Render Beef Tallow

How to Render Beef Tallow

How to Render Beef Tallow

Ingredients

  • Meat

    • 1 Beef, Quality grass fed
  • Tools & Equipment

    • 1 Clean glass jars
  • Other

    • Cheesecloth or improvised cheesecloth alternative
    • Large stock pot OR slow cooker

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Ingredients

  • Quality grass fed beef fat (suet)- any beef fat can be rendered into tallow, but leaf fat, which lies around the kidneys, is best
  • Large stock pot OR slow cooker
  • Clean glass jars for storage (wide mouth)
  • Cheesecloth or improvised cheesecloth alternative
  • Time...

Directions

  • If butchering animal yourself, find leaf fat in a big mass around kidneys-it has a cellophane-ish coating on it and feels kind of waxy
  • Remove from carcass and put in a bucket to refrigerate until the next day because cold fat is MUCH easier to handle
  • Dry rendering (no water) Beef Tallow:
  • Trim beef fat
  • Chop it into manageable chunks, then trim off bits of meat, blood, gristle, and whatever else you may find including the cellophane wrapping around the leaf fat
  • Once trimmed, run fat through the food processor (MUCH easier when cold!) until its the consistency of ground meat (If you dont have a processor, just chop fat into small pieces)
  • Dump shredded fat into a large stockpot or slow cooker for several hours and use very low heat to begin melting
  • Check fat and stir occasionally to make sure its not burning
  • As fat renders, it slowly melts allowingimpurities to rise to the top
  • Its done where theres clear liquid at the bottom and crispy bits floating on top
  • Strain tallow through a piece of cheesecloth or fabric to remove all the floaties (you may want to place your cheesecloth inside a colander to make straining easier)
  • Pour into jars and allow to harden and cool at room temperature
  • Tallow can stay at room temperature for a week or so, but refrigerate or freeze if storing longer (should last several months to a year in freezer)
  • Use tallow for frying french fries, in pastries, and other recipes that call for shortening
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How to Render Tallow | The Prairie Homestead

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Learning how to render tallow is a time-honored skill which will enable you to make your own soaps and candles. It's easier than you think!

How to Render Beef Tallow

  • Meat

    • 1 Beef, Quality grass fed
  • Tools & Equipment

    • 1 Clean glass jars
  • Other

    • Cheesecloth or improvised cheesecloth alternative
    • Large stock pot OR slow cooker

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How to Render Tallow | The Prairie Homestead

Learning how to render tallow is a time-honored skill which will enable you to make your own soaps and candles. It's easier than you think!