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How to Render Beef Tallow

Learn how to render beef tallow in 2 easy steps. Beef tallow is a versatile animal fat with many uses.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
 

INGREDIENTS

  • Beef suet, at least 4 pounds

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Chop the suet into small pieces either by hand or by pulsing in a food processor.
  2. Add the tallow to a large pot and place over low heat. If using a slow cooker, turn the temperature on to “low”.
  3. Stir occasionally, every hour or so, for 3-4 hours to prevent the suet from sticking to the bottom of the pot. If using a slow cooker, stir in a similar manner and adjust the cooking time to at least 4 hours and up to 8.
  4. Tallow is done once the cracklings are completely shriveled. Let cool slightly before straining and pouring into a storage container of choice.

NOTES

For the printable recipe card and complete details on storing and using homemade tallow, please visit the How to Render Beef Tallow on Primal Edge Health and check out The Carnivore Cookbook too!

Homemade Pemmican Recipe (with Organ Meat)

This Homemade Pemmican Recipe always goes in my bag when we go camping, traveling, and on long hikes. It is the ideal food for taking on the go outdoors because it’s lightweight, nutrient-dense, and doesn’t need to be refrigerated.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 16 pieces

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 300 grams lean meat, dried and ground
  • 100 grams beef liver, dried and ground
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons herbs and spices, optional
  • 400 grams beef tallow, melted

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine the dry meat, liver, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Add optional herbs and spices, mix well.
  2. Melt tallow in a double boiler over medium heat.
  3. Pour over the dry ingredients. Stir well until thoroughly combined. Break apart all clumps. Tallow should fully incorporate into the meat. If still crumbly, add more melted fat.
  4. Spread the mixture evenly in an 8×8-inch baking dish and leave to harden at room temperature or place in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes. Once firm, score into squares. Alternatively, you can roll the “dough” into balls with your hands.
  5. Store pemmican in an airtight container in the pantry. If made correctly, it is shelf-stable and will never spoil. You may also store it in the refrigerator if that makes you more comfortable.
 

Notes

Use any type of liver (beef, sheep, goat, etc) in combination with any meat (beef, bison, lamb, etc).

 

To add heart, adjust to 200 g dry, ground meat, 100 g dry, ground heart, and 100 g dry ground liver.

 

To make pemmican without liver, follow my Traditional Pemmican Recipe instead.

For the printable recipe card and complete recipe details with FAQs, visit the Homemade Pemmican with Organ Meats on Primal Edge Health and check out The Carnivore Cookbook too!

Ultra Simple Carnivore Diet Bone Broth Recipe

Follow this ultra-simple carnivore diet bone broth recipe so you can add nourishing broth into your monthly food prep routine and get all the benefits of pure animal foods without any potential irritants from plant-based ingredients or fibrous foods.

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 18+ hours
Total Time: 18+ hours 25 minutes
Servings: 8

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 pounds beef bones
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar, optional

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Arrange the bones in a single layer in a large roasting tray and place them in the oven at 450°F (232°C) for about 20 minutes, until golden brown. NOTE: This step is optional and followed to affect the end flavor of the broth.
  2. Place all the bones in a large stockpot. Fill with enough water to fully cover the material.
  3. Pour in optional vinegar.
  4. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce down to a simmer. Adjust the flame and pot lid to maintain a low simmer.
  5. Cook for at least 18 hours, and up to 72 hours. I tend to pull my batch after about 24 hours. Check periodically to ensure the water remains over the bones. Add extra water as needed.
  6. Let the broth cool slightly. If a layer of scum or film appears over the top, skim it off with a slotted spoon. Strain the broth through a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth. Store in glass jars in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for longer.

Notes

For the printable recipe card and complete details on the best type of bones to use, why or why not to add vinegar and my experience with roasting please visit the Carnivore Diet Bone Broth on Primal Edge Health and check out The Carnivore Cookbook too!

Easy Pickled Eggs Recipe

Pickled eggs are great to snack on, serve as an appetizer, or add to the side of a meal. Not only are they fun to make, but the tangy salty flavor is also so delicious! In this easy pickled egg recipe, there is no canning equipment required because we use brine and the power of a refrigerator instead. It’s so simple!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cure Time: 2+ days

Serves: 8 eggs

Ingredients

  • 8 hard-boiled eggs peeled
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ small onion sliced
  • 2 tbsps pickling spices 
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Add the peeled hard-boiled eggs to a clean glass jar.
  2. Bring the water, vinegar, onion, spices, and salt to a gentle boil for 5 minutes. Then remove from heat and cool slightly.
  3. Pour liquid over the eggs and seal the jar.
  4. Transfer to the refrigerator and leave to sit for at least 2 days until ready to eat. If you can, waiting 1 week is best.
  5. Store in the fridge. Serve whole or sliced with meat or by themselves.

    If you do not have pickling spices, use cloves of garlic, dried herbs and seeds instead. I use 1 tsp dried herb per liter of water/vinegar brine, which covers 8-10 hard boiled eggs.

For the printable recipe card and complete recipe details with FAQs, visit the Easy Pickled Eggs Recipe on Primal Edge Health and check out The Carnivore Cookbook too!

Dairy Free Liver Pate with Ox Liver

This dairy free liver pate with ox live recipe is an amazing side dish sure to wow dinner guests as well as your own taste buds! Make it in 15 minutes, then chill until you’re ready to serve. Liver pate is an elegant way to boost your nutrition without dairy on a keto, carnivore, paleo, or any healthy diet. 

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Chill Time: 4 hours – overnight

Total Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup duck fat, lard or bacon fat, divided 
  • 1 small onion diced, optional
  • 2 cloves garlic minced, optional
  • 1 pound ox or beef liver
  • 1 tablespoon raw apple cider vinegar, lime or lemon
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary, optional
  • 1 tablespoon thyme, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, optional

Instructions

  1. Saute the onion in 2 tablespoons of cooking fat over medium heat. Cook for about 5 minutes, until transparent and soft. Stir occasionally to avoid burning. Add garlic and continue cooking for another 2 minutes or so until garlic is fragrant and golden in color.
  2. Slice the liver into thin strips. Push the onion and garlic over to the side of the pan and arrange the liver in a single layer. Sear it for 30 seconds to 1 minute on each side.
  3. Remove from heat and let cool.
  4. Transfer liver, onion, and garlic sauté to the bowl of a food processor. Add the vinegar, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper. Add 1/2 cup of fat.
  5. Pulse to chop liver. Blend to combine. Add the remaining fat. Continue blending until smooth.
  6. Put into an airtight container and chill in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight.

Notes

Liver pate can be served right away, however, it’s best to let it chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours before serving. If you can, make it the day before so it chills overnight and all the flavors can meld together.

For strict carnivore omit the onion, garlic, rosemary, thyme, and black pepper. ACV is usually ok for most people. Omit if needed.

For the printable recipe and complete recipe details, visit the Dairy Free Liver Pate with Ox Liver Recipe on Primal Edge Health and check out The Carnivore Cookbook for more!

Peruvian chicken wings with aji verde

PERUVIAN CHICKEN WINGS WITH AJI VERDE

Serves 4

1.5 kg chicken wings coriander leaves, to serve

1 lime, halved

Aji verde

2 large handfuls of coriander leaves

1 serrano chilli, deseeded and chopped

100 g Aioli 

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Spicy marinade

2 tablespoons coconut oil or good-quality animal fat, melted

4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

3 tablespoons tamari or coconut aminos

3 tablespoons lime juice

3 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons chipotle chillies in adobo sauce, finely chopped

2 teaspoons ground cumin

2 teaspoons smoked paprika

1 teaspoon finely chopped thyme leaves

1 teaspoon sea salt

For the aji verde, combine the coriander, chilli, aioli, olive oil and vinegar in a blender with a pinch of salt and blend until smooth. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Pour into

a small bowl, cover and refrigerate until required.

Combine all the spicy marinade ingredients in a large bowl. Toss the wings in the spicy marinade and turn to coat well.

Cover and marinate in the fridge for 2 hours or, for best results, overnight.

Preheat the oven to 220°C (200°C fan-forced). Line a baking tray with baking paper.

Place the wings in a single layer on the prepared tray and pour over any remaining marinade. Roast, flipping and basting the wings occasionally, for 40 minutes, or until golden and

cooked through.

Season the wings with salt and pepper and transfer to a serving platter. Serve scattered with coriander leaves and with the aji verde and lime halves on the side.

Pemmican

This pemmican recipe combines the two most essential ingredients for human health: animal meat and fat. It is one of my easy keto recipes that is a long-lasting option for backpacking, hiking, camping and other forms of travel because it won’t spoil, smush or spill. 

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 454 grams meat dried and ground
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons herbs and spices optional
  • 454 grams tallow melted

Instructions

  1. Melt the tallow in an oven-safe container or double boiler over medium-low heat. At 350° F/175° C, it takes about 10 minutes in the oven.
  2. Combine the meat, salt, and optional herbs and spices in a bowl.
  3. Once the tallow is melted, but not too hot, pour over the dry material and combine well. There should be just enough tallow to moisten all the meat but not make puddles. If the fat does not completely incorporate the dry meat, add a little more. Mix well.
  4. Transfer into an 8x8-inch baking dish to set. Then score into squares and store in an airtight container.

Notes

See notes in recipe text for the best way to dry meat.

In place of cutting into squares, it is also possible to roll the mixture in your hands like a meatball and form small balls.

Silicon molds and standard or mini muffin size pans are also useful for forming uniform shaped pieces. Chocolate or soap molds can both be used for this purpose if they have a shape you like.

For the printable recipe and complete recipe details, visit the Pemmican Recipe on Primal Edge Health and check out our keto and carnivore cookbooks too!

Easy Braised Beef Shank

Follow an easy 4-step process to slow cook Braised Beef Shank carnivore style. It is a nourishing and affordable low-carb meal for any time of the year.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

Servings: 4

Equipment (choose one)

  • Cast iron skillet with a lid
  • Dutch oven

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon tallow butter, ghee, or other cooking fat
  • 4 pieces beef shank 1-inch thick, 8 ounces each
  • 2-3 cups bone broth or water
  • 1 teaspoon salt plus extra as needed

Instructions

  1. Heat cooking fat in a cast iron or heavy bottom skillet with a lid or Dutch oven. Brown both sides of the beef shanks, about 2-3 minutes per side, until a golden-brown crust forms.
  2. Pour broth over shanks. Use at least 2 cups of broth. There should be enough broth to cover the meat ½ to ¾ of the way up the side. Season with salt. Bring it to a simmer.
  3. Reduce the heat and cover with a lid, but leave a small opening for the steam to escape.
  4. Cook over low heat for 3 hours, until the meat falls off the bone. Serve warm in liquid.

Notes

Keto Osso Buco In the last 30 minutes of the cooking time, add any of the vegetable and herb combinations listed in the recipe post and simmer with the meat.

Oven option Follow steps 1-2 then after the broth is at a simmer, put the lid on and transfer to the oven to bake for 2 hours.

Crockpot option Place meat in the bottom of a slow-cooker, pour broth over and season with salt. Cover with the lid and turn on low. Cook for 4-6 hours until easily falls off the bone.

Instant pot option Season the meat. Turn on the Instant pot and select sauté. Once hot add cooking fat to the pot and sear the meat, about 2-3 minutes per side, until golden brown. Add in broth. Close lid and seal valve. Set high pressure and cook for 35 minutes. Natural release pressure for 15 minutes then manually release the remaining pressure.

For the printable recipe and complete recipe details, visit the Easy Braised Beef Shank Recipe on Primal Edge Health and check out The Carnivore Cookbook too!

Organ Meat Pie

Organ meats are some of the most affordable meats and happen to also be some of the most nutritious parts too. This nourishing combination of ground beef, liver and heart baked into a meat pie is simple and satiating.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • ½ pound ground beef
  • ½ pound ground beef heart
  • ½ pound ground beef liver
  • Tallow or butter, ghee, other cooking fat
  • 3 eggs
  • salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Lightly brown the meat in fat in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Salt to taste.
  • Pour evenly into a lightly greased 9-inch pie plate.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, until egg is set.
  • Remove from heat, cool for 5 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy leftovers cold.

For the printable recipe and complete recipe details, visit the Organ Meat Pie Recipe on Primal Edge Health and check out The Carnivore Cookbook too!

Carnivore Meatballs with Beef Heart

Ultra-simple carnivore style meatballs are made with 3 ingredients in 4 easy steps and packed with zinc, selenium, B vitamins, and CoQ10.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings: 4

Equipment

  • 8x8-inch square glass baking dish

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces ground beef
  • 8 ounces ground beef heart
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Mix the two ground meats in a bowl until well combined. Season with salt.
  • Scoop approximately 2 ounces and roll between the palms of your hands to form a ball shape.
  • Place in a small glass baking dish.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 350*F (175*C) for 20 minutes.
  • Juices will run onto the baking dish once meat is cooked through. Serve meatballs warm with this "sauce" spooned over.

For the printable recipe and complete recipe details, visit the Carnivore Meatball Recipe on Primal Edge Health and check out The Carnivore Cookbook too!

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