I finally got my beef bones from the local butcher (I mean literally they raise the cows and then butcher them for sale locally) for the first time and they look awesome. $5 for a much bigger box than I expected. I can fill my large crock pot 4xs with this many bones, it has alot of fat on them which I can render down into tallow, AND I can save the hard bones to give to dog friends. I did not expect to get this much for so little it’s just like my coconut experiment. It’s crazy how much we spend for processed things when if we just spent a little time we can get so much more for much less money and it’s healthier.
So next time I’m going to cut off most of the fat so that I don’t have garlic flavored tallow to try and use cosmetically but beef broth is pretty easy to make.
Place bones on a rimmed sheet pan with a halved peel onion, 1 carrot, whole garlic bulb into a 350 degree oven and bake for 30 mins. Turn bones over to brown other side and cook for 30 more minutes. Pry out marrow and set aside to eat. Place bones, 2 tbs apple cider vinegar and vegetables into crock pot and cover with filtered water. Place on low for 2 days. Skim off any fat and save as tallow to cook with. Filter bone broth and store. I plan to reduce my bone broth and freeze into portion size so that it takes up less room.
For tallow cut up the fat into small pieces. Place in a pot and cook on low until everything melts and impurities separate. Remove impurities and store tallow (it will look golden when liquid but will cool to a nice white color).
Use tallow for high temperature cooking. Apparently it’s delightful mixed with olive oil and butter for cooking flavor. Make soap. Or rub it on your skin 🙂