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Tallow from Beef Fat

Cooking Time - 6-7 Hours in a Crock Pot
Skill Level - 

Aurora View Farms Unrendered Beef Fat

1. Chop up pieces of unrendered beef fat and place them in the slow cooker. We use our certified organic grass-fed fat trim that we get from our butcher. It's ok if there are small pieces of beef on the fat- it won't harm the process.

2. The fat will slowly melt and bubble in the crock pot. I mix it up periodically scraping the bottom to prevent burning. I let it render for at least 6-7 hours. I know the process is complete when the fat no longer bubbles when I'm giving it a stir.

3. Scoop out the "cracklings". These are the bits of fat and beef that didn't breakdown during the process. I usually feed them to my dogs or compost them.

4. Turn off the crock pot and let the fat cool for an hour. Then strain through cheesecloth into a clean jar. I leave about an inch of space to allow for freezing.

5. Let fat harden. I like to keep one jar in my fridge and the others in the freezer.

It will store in the freezer for at least a year. Enjoy the benefits of beef fat in your cooking. It's fun to figure out new ways to incorporate beef fat into your recipes.

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