Beef Fat Waffle Fries with Smoked Brisket Recipe

What is special about pork fat?

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Pork fat is the layer of fat just below the skin on a pig.

It can be used as a cooking oil and to make lard, which is solid at room temperature.

Pork fat, or lard, has been used for centuries in many cultures around the world for its qualities as an all-purpose cooking oil with a high smoke point.

Pork fat is one of the most delicious and filling foods a housewife can find.

It’s also very easy to cook with.

Pork fat is made from rendering the fatty parts of pig meat, like bacon, ham, or lard.

The process of making it is called “rendering”.

Pork fat is not just for cooking.

It can be used to make soap and candles as well.

Most people use a pig’s natural greasiness to create variety of products from lotions, soaps, cosmetics or hair conditioners.

This makes it very useful because hog fat turns into the perfect moisturizer when mixed with other ingredients.


How To Store Beef Tallow

Since it has excellent stability, beef tallow is non-perishable food, and it does not require refrigeration.

In other words, it is possible to store tallow at room temperature on the kitchen top.

I have personally stored tallow in this way using an airtight container for around a month or so.

If you intend to use the tallow over a longer timeframe, it may be better to refrigerate it.

Refrigerated beef tallow should keep for many months.

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Time-honored Classics

We don’t mess with the classics. Smoked meat. Bun. Pickles. You pick the sauce. OINK – Pulled Pork…..$14 MOO – Brisket……$15 CLUCK – Pulled Chicken…..$12

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah / $15

Pulled pork, pepper jack cheese, cilantro-lime slaw, and pickled jalapeños.

Korean BBQ Pork Belly Sandwich / $16

Pork belly dry brined, smoked, braised in dark beer, fried, and glazed in spicy Korean BBQ sauce on a bed of cilantro-lime slaw.

Haystack Brisket / $16

Central Texas style chopped brisket, crispy haystack onions, lettuce and coleslaw. Shout out to our good friend Joe Slack from Red Wagon BBQ down in Waco, TX!

Brisket & Cheddar / $16

Chopped beef brisket, melted cheddar, and caramelized onion-tomato jam.

Nashville Hot Chicken / $15

Tennessee style HOT chicken, bibb lettuce, sliced tomato, and choice of ranch or bleu cheese dipping sauce.

Vegetarian Sloppy Joe / $12

This sandwich stands on its own packed with quinoa and lentils, topped with Pickled Jalapenos and brined Red Onions.

The Beyond Burger (Vegetarian) / $15

Vegetarian burger that looks, cooks, and tastes like a fresh beef burger. It has all the juicy, meat deliciousness of a traditional burger, but comes with the upsides of a plant-based meal with, bibb lettuce, tomato, sliced cheddar, haystack onions, and caramelized onion-tomato jam.

Georgia Gold Chicken / $15

Fried chicken tenders, honey mustard using our signature BENT PADDLE 14° ESB BBQ, bibb lettuce, and sliced tomato.

Smokehouse Steak Melt / $17

Smoked carne asada, pepperjack cheese, shredded lettuce, pico de gallo, crispy haystack onions, chipotle-cilantro BBQ.

3. Promotes fat-burning

The human body can adapt to almost anything. 

When given a naturally high-fat diet, it adapts by greatly upregulating fat burning. 

The fat you eat does not become the fat you wear — at least not on a ketogenic or carnivore diet. As long as your blood sugar and insulin stay relatively low, your body should be able to stay in fat-burning mode with ease.

Some of beef tallow’s individual fatty acids can also help your body liberate fatty acids from fat stores and use them for fuel. Studies show that conjugated linoleic acid is associated with lower bodyweight and improved body composition.  Anecdotally, many people who switch over to tallow and suet as fuel sources notice the pounds simply melting off. 

Nutrition Facts

The following tables show the nutritional values for beef tallow per tablespoon serving and per 100 grams (3).

Calories and Macros

Calorie/Macronutrient Per tablespoon (12.8 g) Per 100 g
Calories 115 kcal 902 kcal
Carbohydrate 0 g 0 g
Fat 12.8 g 100 g
 – Saturated Fat 6.4 g 49.8 g
 – Monounsaturated Fat 5.4 g 41.8 g
 – Polyunsaturated Fat 0.51 g 4 g
   – Omega-3 0.08 g 0.6 g
   – Omega-6 0.4 g 3.1 g
Protein 0 g 0 g

As shown, beef tallow is a pure source of fat and does not contain carbohydrate or protein.

The fat content is primarily a mix of saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids.

Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamin/Mineral Per tablespoon (12.8 g) Per 100 g
Vitamin D 0.9 % RDI 7 % RDI
Vitamin E 1.8 % RDI 14 % RDI
Selenium Trace Trace

Beef tallow is a source of vitamins D and E, and it also contains trace amounts of selenium.

Generally speaking, tallow from cows raised on pasture will contain higher amounts of vitamins.

Key Point: Beef tallow is a concentrated source of fat, and it provides small amounts of vitamins D and E.

Where To Buy Beef Tallow

Beef tallow isn't as easy to come by as lard in supermarkets and even specialty grocers, but many butcher shops will sell some to you. It's a shelf-stable product, so look for it in the same section as stocks and bullion.

5 Health Benefits of Beef Tallow

Tallow has far more than 5 benefits — but here are the highlights. 

  1. Rich in healthy fats
  2. Rich in fat-soluble vitamins
  3. Promotes fat-burning
  4. Prevents oxidative damage
  5. Nourishes the skin

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How to Cut Beef for Lo Mein Other Noodle Dishes

If using beef for noodle dishes or dishes like Beef and Pepper Stir Fry, an extra step to slice beef into thin strips (julienne) is required.

In Chinese stir-fry cooking, the way ingredients a

In Chinese stir-fry cooking, the way ingredients are cut should be consistent with each other. Rectangular slices of beef are used for stir-fries with vegetables like beef and broccoli or beef and tofu. Long strands of noodles like you have in Beef Lo Mein require beef to be cut into similar long thin strips.

Beef fried rice requires small chunks of meat to go with the small grains of rice. Make sense?

Beef Tallow vs. Suet 

Both tallow and suet come from the same animals (sheep or cattle), but the former is shelf-stable while the latter must be kept refrigerated. Suet is the fat rendered from the kidneys and heart of the animal. It’s mainly used in British cuisine to make rich meat pies, savory puddings, and pastry dough. Beef tallow, or sheep tallow, gets used in high-heat cooking and roasting. It’s a fat that can be kept at room temperature without fear of spoiling. Beef tallow also comes from all over the animal’s body and proves creamier and easier to work with than suet. 

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How to Marinate Beef for Stir-fry

Marinating beef for your stir-fry is an important 2nd step of velveting that should never be skipped. The marinade isn’t as much about soaking the beef in a lot of liquid or adding a bunch of different flavorings like you may be used to.

It’s about giving the beef an extra juicy texture. Have you ever tried to make a stir-fry at home, but the meat comes out dry and not at all like what you’ve been served in Asian restaurants? Master this marinating technique, and you’ll successfully prepare Chinese stir-fry dishes at home.

After the beef has been tenderized:

1. Add oyster sauce and/or soy sauce to give your beef an extra flavor boost. Add about 2 teaspoons of each per pound of beef.

2. Add cornstarch and oil to give the meat a velve

2. Add cornstarch and oil to give the meat a velvety texture. Add about 2 teaspoons of each per pound of beef. The cornstarch and oil gives the beef its velvety smooth texture sealing in juices and protecting the meat during the searing or cooking. Adding Shaoxing wine (2 teaspoons per pound) also adds flavor but is totally optional for those of you who are strict about alcohol consumption.

3. Mix everything together and set it aside to mar

3. Mix everything together and set it aside to marinate for 15-30 minutes while you’re preparing your other ingredients.

Which one is better?

Which one is better?

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The two fats are not equivalent.

Beef fat has a higher percentage of saturated fatty acids than pork fat, which means that it is more likely to cause heart disease and high cholesterol than the other one.

Pork fat contains monounsaturated fats like oleic acid, which can lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and reduce inflammation in the body.

If you’re looking for nutritional benefits or trying to avoid certain health risks such as atherosclerosis or cardiovascular problems, then choose pork over beef!