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Cooking with drained grassfed ground beef fat?

Answered on August 19, 2014
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 :)

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

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on January 24, 2013
at 12:37 PM

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

51c66d8a6f3005628535a50a950b1c61

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on January 23, 2013
at 06:49 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.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

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on January 21, 2013
at 09:19 PM

Not raw... fresh.

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on January 21, 2013
at 04:44 PM

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

51c66d8a6f3005628535a50a950b1c61

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on January 21, 2013
at 02:15 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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75bf87379aa119821e3f6f4115f1145a

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on 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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on January 21, 2013
at 03:25 AM

You definitely can. Your grandparents did.

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Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

on January 21, 2013
at 03:39 AM

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

51c66d8a6f3005628535a50a950b1c61

(1003)

on January 21, 2013
at 02:15 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.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on January 21, 2013
at 09:19 PM

Not raw... fresh.

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

(9402)

on January 21, 2013
at 04:44 PM

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

51c66d8a6f3005628535a50a950b1c61

(1003)

on January 23, 2013
at 06:49 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.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on 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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