As my husband was trimming up a brisket, we were discussing how Native Americans did not waste anything of an animal when they hunted. It made me think about all of the fat we were going to throw away. So, I asked him. “What should we do with this beef fat?” He told me that we should make beef tallow.
You may be asking, “What is beef Tallow?” Well, I am glad you asked! It is rendered fat. In this case, beef fat. According to Bab’s Bone Broth, there are many benefits “Beef tallow isn’t just more flavorful and a better option for high-heat cooking, it offers some surprising health benefits. Boosts your immune health – with unprocessed fats like beef tallow in your diet, it’s easier for your body to absorb fat-soluble vitamins that support your immune system. Rich in nutrients – not only does it help you absorb more nutrients from your food, but beef tallow is also rich in vitamins A, D, E, K, and B1.” Be sure to to check out the website for more detailed information!
First, grind the meat. I have a Kitchen Aid grinder attachment. I don’t know what I would do without it! I used my Rock Crock for rendering the fat. I chose it because it is insulated and will offer even cooking, especially because this process takes several hours. As a note, you do not have to grind the meat. However, it will take longer to render.
As you can see, I ground up quite a bit of fat. To this, I added 2 cups of water. I put the stove on low and let it cook.
Once the fat is rendered and all the water cooks out, you must strain out the solids by using cheese cloth and a strainer.
it is finished! You will want to pour it into a mason jar. You can store this in the fridge for months. Simple as that!