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How To Make Tallow

Updated: Nov 24, 2019

For those of you that might not be familiar, tallow an a fantastic fat source on the keto diet. Tallow is essentially beef fat that has been rendered to a point where it is shelf stable. It adds a ton of flavor to anything you cook in it. Personally, I like to use it when cooking foods that benefit from a "beefy" flavor, like eggs. If you are looking for a way to utilize you fat trimming, and create a delicious fat source, then this recipe is for you.


Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5-7 Hours

Servings: Varies

Macros Per Serving(1 TBSP):

Calories: 130

Fat: 14g

Protein: 0g

Carbs: 0g



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  • 8 Oz or More of Beef Fat Trimmings (saved from trimming roasts or steaks)



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Let's Do This:

  1. Preheat oven to 225F.

  2. Remove all traces of meat from the beef fat.

  3. Cut into roughly 1 inch cubes. It doesn't need to be perfect.

  4. Place cubed fat into a casserole dish.

  5. Cover dish with aluminum foil.

  6. Baked for 5-7 hours, until fat cubes look like pork rinds.

  7. Remove and let cool for about 20 minutes, until pan is cool to the touch.

  8. Strain through a strained lined with cheese cloth.

  9. Store in glass jars either on counter, in fridge, or in freezer.


How We Did It!

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