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How To Render Tallow :: A Simple Tutorial

Tallow is a traditional fat. Make sure you get the good parts when you get an animal for the freezer.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to render tallow, tallow fat
Author: Renee - www.raisinggenerationnourished.com


  • Grassfed beef suet I usually do about 4-5 lbs at a time
  • Water I figure about ½ cup per pound of suet


  • Chunk up the suet into manageable pieces for your food processor.
  • Pulse the suet into small pea sized pieces, and then put it into a large slow cooker.
  • Add the water to the suet in the slow cooker and cook on low for 1 ½ - 2 hours.
  • Strain out the pieces left behind, and store your rendered tallow in the fridge. The tallow will be yellow in color when you strain it and will become cream/white in color as it cools and is refrigerated. Shelf life in the fridge is a good 3-6 months! I store a cup or 2 in the fridge and the rest I store in ½ cup portions in the freezer good for months.