Smokin' Hot Smoked Beef Tallow | A Savory and Sustainable Solution for Discarded Brisket Fat

Hey there, fellow meat lovers!

Today, I'm gonna tell you how to turn your discarded brisket fat into something amazing - smoked beef tallow. Get ready to moo-ve over boring cooking oils and butter, because this beef tallow is going to take your cooking to the next level. 

It's a type of rendered beef fat that has been used in cooking for centuries and is prized for its rich, savory flavor.

To make this recipe, you'll need:

  • Discarded brisket fat
  • A Pellet Smoker ( I use my Monument Grills Pellet Smoker)
  • A Gas Grill or Side Burner
  • A heavy bottom pot
  • A fine mesh screen or filter
  • A paper towel
  • A container for storing the tallow


  1. Smoke the brisket fat for one hour on the super smoke or lowest setting of your Monument Grills 86030 Pellet Smoker. This will infuse the fat with a delicious smoky flavor.

  2. Move the pot of smoked brisket fat to the side burner of your Monument Grills Clearview Gas Grill and let it simmer on low for two hours. Stir the fat around every thirty minutes to ensure it all gets rendered evenly.

  3. Once the fat has been rendered, remove the pot from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.

  4. Pour the rendered fat through a fine mesh screen and a paper towel to remove any bits that could spoil the tallow.

  5. Repeat step 4 to ensure the tallow is completely free of any impurities.

  6. Let the tallow cool to room temperature and then transfer it to a container for storage in the fridge. The tallow will keep for up to three months.

Now that you have your homemade beef tallow, you may be wondering what you can do with it. Well, the answer is pretty simple - use it for frying, roasting, searing, and even baking. Beef tallow has a high smoke point, which means that it's perfect for high-heat cooking methods like frying.

It imparts a rich, beefy flavor to your food, making it ideal for searing meats, roasting vegetables, and even baking. You can also use it as a substitute for butter or oil in recipes, adding a delicious depth of flavor to your dishes.

So there you have it, folks: Smoked Beef Tallow, the ultimate cooking fat. I guarantee that once you try cooking with tallow, you'll wonder how you ever survived without it. And if you want a visual step-by-step guide, be sure to check out my latest YouTube video where I walk you through the entire process.


In the meantime, make sure you eat well, do well, and serve good food. Happy cooking!

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