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What do you do with trimmed beef fat?

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  • Mosca
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    What do you do with trimmed beef fat?

    Like from brisket, or in this case a strip loin?

    I've always thrown it away, but the last time, last week, I figured I'd ask here, so I tossed it in a ziplock and threw it in the freezer, then forgot to ask.

    So I'm asking now: is there any use for it?
  • Panhead John
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    #2
    Save it to add to a pot of beans.....or add it to your pot to make a beef broth. Render the fat and add it to your oil for frying.
    Last edited by Panhead John; November 25, 2020, 02:46 PM.

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    • JCGrill
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      #3
      Get a lot of it saved up and render it in a slow cooker. Pour it into a quart jar and put it in the refrigerator. Cook with it, especially if you are making anything with beef or potatoes.

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      • rickgregory
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        #4
        Render it or, if you grind your own burger mix, save it for use there if your meat selection looks a little low in fat content.

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        • DavidNorcross
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          #5
          Originally posted by rickgregory View Post
          Render it or, if you grind your own burger mix, save it for use there if your meat selection looks a little low in fat content.
          Do you ever freeze it to grind and use in burgers?

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          • mnavarre
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            I've got a gallon ziplock bag in the freezer just for this.
        • SheilaAnn
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          #6
          Render the fat and make French fries or compliment a lean grind.

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          • SheilaAnn
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            Or a savory pie crust

          • RustyHaines
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            Now we're talkin' ! Makes the best pie crust ever IMHO. With all the fat cutting out of our diets we are all doing there are just times when you need to indulge.
        • rickgregory
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          #7
          Originally posted by DavidNorcross View Post

          Do you ever freeze it to grind and use in burgers?
          Yep

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          • Henrik
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            • Jul 2014
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            #8
            Like others have said: either grind it and use when making burger patties (70/30 meat to fat ratio), or render it down to make your own beef tallow. Very easy, and oh so tasty!

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            • SheilaAnn
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              I wash tallow about 3 times and make my own moisturizer.
          • JimLinebarger
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            #9
            Make tallow since we use chuck roll/clod with prime rib for our burgers.

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            • Ahumadora
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              #10
              If you havve an offset cooker and the firebox is rusty melt the fat over the firebox each time you use it. It will form a hard carbon cap that lasts better than any paint.
              Or I also use fat for starting the fire on the parrilla.

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              • Henrik
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