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How To Make Beef Tallow
Why we love beef tallow
Beef tallow has a wonderful, savoy flavour that makes it perfect for cooking a variety of dishes. It is also very affordable and has a high smoke point, which makes it great for frying and sautéing. Plus, it's a great source of healthy fats, like monounsaturated and saturated fats, that can help support overall health and wellness.
Definition of beef suet
Beef suet is a hard, white fat that is collected from around the kidneys and loins of cattle. It is often used for making pastry and for cooking, as it adds flavor and texture to dishes. It can also be used as a source of fuel for lamps and candles.
How To Make Beef Tallow
Where did tallow come from?
Tallow is a type of rendered fat that is traditionally made from the fatty parts of cows and sheep. It has been used for centuries for cooking, lubrication, and a variety of other applications. It can also be made from other animals, such as pigs and horses, but cow and sheep tallow are the most common.
What to use Beef Tallow On?
Beef tallow is a type of rendered, or processed animal fat that has a high smoke point, making it a great healthy choice for cooking. It can be used to cook fries, roast vegetables, sauté proteins, and even bake pastries. It's also a great choice for deep-frying, as its high smoke point helps it to withstand high heat without breaking down. Additionally, beef tallow can be used as a flavor enhancer in soups, stews, and other savory dishes. It's also a great addition to homemade soaps, skin care products, and candles. With its unique flavor and health benefits, beef tallow is an excellent choice for a variety of recipes.
2-3 lbs of beef suet (the fat found around the kidney and loin area of the cow).We use brisket scraps or other beef trim scraps
To begin, cut your suet into small pieces and place into a large pot.
Add enough water to cover the suet, then slowly heat it on the stovetop. Allow the suet to simmer on low-medium heat until it is completely melted, stirring occasionally. This should take about 25-30 minutes.
- Once the suet has melted, strain it through a colander or strainer lined with cheesecloth. This will remove any impurities from the fat. Allow the melted fat to cool for a few minutes, then scoop it into a heat-proof bowl.
- Congratulations, you've just made tallow! Store your homemade tallow in the refrigerator for up to six months. Enjoy!