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Cooking with drained grassfed ground beef fat?

by (1003)
Updated October 20, 2014 at 3:50 AM
Created January 20, 2013 at 11:59 PM

Ok, so I'm apparently sensitive to more than a small amount of coconut oil, so I'm always looking for good animal fats to cook in. I use ghee, duckfat, organic lard, etc. I'm currently trying to work on getting some grassfed beef tallow and/or suet to render. In the meantime, I was browning some grassfed ground beef tonight and I wondered...wouldn't it work to save the drained fat in a jar in the fridge, and use for cooking veggies, eggs, etc? I couldn't think of a reason why it wouldn't work...but I don't recall hearing of anyone else doing it.

So how bout it? Do you do it? Would you?

Thanks :)

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3432 · January 24, 2013 at 12:37 PM

My post isn't an answer. I'm just questioning the practice. Genuinely, not facetiously.

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1003 · January 23, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Kashkillz, I'm still not understanding your answer to my original question, then. Are you saying that keeping the drippings from ground beef around for a few days would cause oxidation, and thus be unhealthy to cook in?? Sorry, but you've got me confused.

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3432 · January 21, 2013 at 9:19 PM

Not raw... fresh.

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9402 · January 21, 2013 at 4:44 PM

http://paleohacks.com/questions/172886/frying-and-oxidation-refined-olive-oil-no-more-likely-to-oxidize-than-lard/172929#172929

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1003 · January 21, 2013 at 2:15 PM

I'm not sure I understand this answer. Are you advocating eating all your meat raw? It's my understanding that "good" animal fat (organic, pastured, etc.) is what is best to cook in, in part because there is a much higher tolerance of heat before oxidation.

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226 · January 21, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Definitely works - I'd be doing that if I didn't eat up all the fat with my ground meat :)

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20 · January 21, 2013 at 3:25 AM

You definitely can. Your grandparents did.

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3432 · January 21, 2013 at 3:39 AM

So what exactly is the difference between oxidized seed oils and oxidized meat oils?

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3432 · January 24, 2013 at 12:37 PM

My post isn't an answer. I'm just questioning the practice. Genuinely, not facetiously.

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1003 · January 23, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Kashkillz, I'm still not understanding your answer to my original question, then. Are you saying that keeping the drippings from ground beef around for a few days would cause oxidation, and thus be unhealthy to cook in?? Sorry, but you've got me confused.

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3432 · January 21, 2013 at 9:19 PM

Not raw... fresh.

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9402 · January 21, 2013 at 4:44 PM

http://paleohacks.com/questions/172886/frying-and-oxidation-refined-olive-oil-no-more-likely-to-oxidize-than-lard/172929#172929

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1003 · January 21, 2013 at 2:15 PM

I'm not sure I understand this answer. Are you advocating eating all your meat raw? It's my understanding that "good" animal fat (organic, pastured, etc.) is what is best to cook in, in part because there is a much higher tolerance of heat before oxidation.

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