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Old Fashioned Beef Dripping

Grass-fed Native Breed Beef Dripping.

Rendered from 100% North Yorkshire, grass-fed beef fat. Perfect for high temperature frying and roasting. Great for steaks, Yorkshire puddings and roast potatoes. Adds an extra beefy flavour.

£5.75

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Approximate Weight: 275g (+/- 20g)
Shelf life: min 21 days
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Old Fashioned Beef Dripping – No Additives

In the realm of traditional British cooking, beef dripping holds a cherished place. At Grid Iron Meat, we understand the value of this kitchen gem, and we’re delighted to share some insights about it with you.

What is Beef Dripping?

Beef dripping is the golden, liquid fat that results from slowly rendering down the fat of beef. It’s a by product of the butchery process and has been a staple in British kitchens for generations. This humble fat, often traditionally collected from roasting joints of beef, holds immense culinary potential.

One of the remarkable qualities of beef dripping is its ability to impart a rich, meaty flavor to whatever it touches. It’s no wonder that generations of Britons have used it as a cooking fat. From crispy roast potatoes to Yorkshire puddings, beef dripping elevates the taste of many traditional dishes.

Grass Fed Beef Dripping

Beef dripping sourced from grass-fed cattle can have some notable differences compared to beef dripping from conventionally raised cattle. Here are a few key distinctions:

Flavour Profile: Grass-fed beef dripping tends to have a richer and more pronounced beefy flavour. This is because the diet of grass-fed cattle consists of natural forage, which imparts a unique taste to the fat. It’s often described as having a slightly nutty or earthy undertone, which can enhance the overall taste of dishes prepared with it.

Nutritional Profile: Grass-fed beef dripping may also have a better balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which can be beneficial for health.

Colour: Grass-fed beef dripping often has a deeper yellow or golden color compared to the paler appearance of fat from grain-fed cattle. This is due to the presence of carotenoids, which are natural pigments found in grass and are transferred to the fat through the diet.

Texture: Some chefs and cooks find that grass-fed beef dripping has a slightly firmer texture when solidified, which can be advantageous for certain culinary applications like pastry making.

Ethical and Environmental Considerations: Grass-fed cattle are typically raised in a more natural and environmentally sustainable manner. Supporting grass-fed products may align with your values if you prioritise ethical and sustainable farming practices.

Cooking with Beef Dripping

If you’re looking to use beef dripping in your kitchen adventures, here are a few of our favourite tips:

Beef Dripping Roast Potatoes: Create the crispiest roast potatoes by parboiling them, then tossing them in melted beef dripping before roasting. The result is a golden, crunchy exterior with a rich, meaty flavour.

Sear and Baste Steak: When cooking a steak, start by searing it in a hot pan with a bit of beef dripping. As it cooks, baste the steak by spooning the dripping over it. This imparts a deliciously rich flavour and ensures a perfect crust.

Sautéing Mushrooms: Sautéing mushrooms in beef dripping adds depth and richness to their earthy flavour. Try this with wild mushrooms for an exquisite side dish.

Fry Eggs: For a hearty breakfast, fry your eggs in a small amount of beef dripping. The subtle beefy undertones complement the eggs beautifully.

Popcorn Upgrade: Instead of butter, drizzle melted beef dripping over popcorn for a unique and savoury twist on this classic snack.

Cooking Fish: Brushing a piece of fish with melted beef dripping before grilling or roasting can add a delightful richness and prevent the fish from drying out.

Baking Savoury Pastries: Use beef dripping in the pastry dough for savoury pies and pastries. It adds a savoury depth to the crust that pairs perfectly with fillings like minced meat or vegetables.

Yorkshire Puddings: For the fluffiest and most flavourful Yorkshire puddings, use beef dripping to grease the muffin tin. The result will be puddings with a rich, golden crust.

Gravy: Enhance your gravy by incorporating a spoonful of beef dripping into the pan juices. This will infuse your gravy with a deep, meaty flavour.

Seasoning Roasts: Before roasting a joint of meat, rub it with softened beef dripping and your choice of herbs and seasonings. This creates a tasty crust as the meat cooks.

 


Nutritional Information for Beef Dripping

While beef dripping does contain saturated fat, it’s also rich in vitamins and minerals. It’s a source of vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, and it contains small amounts of vitamin K2, which is essential for bone health. Moderation is key, as with any fat in your diet.

 

Nutrient Amount per 100g
Calories 898 kcal
Total Fat 99.5g
Saturated Fat 40.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 42.6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.3g
Cholesterol 107mg
Vitamin E 1.8mg (9% DV)
Vitamin K2 3.4μg (4% DV)

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Old Fashioned Beef Dripping – No Additives

In the realm of traditional British cooking, beef dripping holds a cherished place. At Grid Iron Meat, we understand the value of this kitchen gem, and we’re delighted to share some insights about it with you.

What is Beef Dripping?

Beef dripping is the golden, liquid fat that results from slowly rendering down the fat of beef. It’s a by product of the butchery process and has been a staple in British kitchens for generations. This humble fat, often traditionally collected from roasting joints of beef, holds immense culinary potential.

One of the remarkable qualities of beef dripping is its ability to impart a rich, meaty flavor to whatever it touches. It’s no wonder that generations of Britons have used it as a cooking fat. From crispy roast potatoes to Yorkshire puddings, beef dripping elevates the taste of many traditional dishes.

Grass Fed Beef Dripping

Beef dripping sourced from grass-fed cattle can have some notable differences compared to beef dripping from conventionally raised cattle. Here are a few key distinctions:

Flavour Profile: Grass-fed beef dripping tends to have a richer and more pronounced beefy flavour. This is because the diet of grass-fed cattle consists of natural forage, which imparts a unique taste to the fat. It’s often described as having a slightly nutty or earthy undertone, which can enhance the overall taste of dishes prepared with it.

Nutritional Profile: Grass-fed beef dripping may also have a better balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which can be beneficial for health.

Colour: Grass-fed beef dripping often has a deeper yellow or golden color compared to the paler appearance of fat from grain-fed cattle. This is due to the presence of carotenoids, which are natural pigments found in grass and are transferred to the fat through the diet.

Texture: Some chefs and cooks find that grass-fed beef dripping has a slightly firmer texture when solidified, which can be advantageous for certain culinary applications like pastry making.

Ethical and Environmental Considerations: Grass-fed cattle are typically raised in a more natural and environmentally sustainable manner. Supporting grass-fed products may align with your values if you prioritise ethical and sustainable farming practices.

Cooking with Beef Dripping

If you’re looking to use beef dripping in your kitchen adventures, here are a few of our favourite tips:

Beef Dripping Roast Potatoes: Create the crispiest roast potatoes by parboiling them, then tossing them in melted beef dripping before roasting. The result is a golden, crunchy exterior with a rich, meaty flavour.

Sear and Baste Steak: When cooking a steak, start by searing it in a hot pan with a bit of beef dripping. As it cooks, baste the steak by spooning the dripping over it. This imparts a deliciously rich flavour and ensures a perfect crust.

Sautéing Mushrooms: Sautéing mushrooms in beef dripping adds depth and richness to their earthy flavour. Try this with wild mushrooms for an exquisite side dish.

Fry Eggs: For a hearty breakfast, fry your eggs in a small amount of beef dripping. The subtle beefy undertones complement the eggs beautifully.

Popcorn Upgrade: Instead of butter, drizzle melted beef dripping over popcorn for a unique and savoury twist on this classic snack.

Cooking Fish: Brushing a piece of fish with melted beef dripping before grilling or roasting can add a delightful richness and prevent the fish from drying out.

Baking Savoury Pastries: Use beef dripping in the pastry dough for savoury pies and pastries. It adds a savoury depth to the crust that pairs perfectly with fillings like minced meat or vegetables.

Yorkshire Puddings: For the fluffiest and most flavourful Yorkshire puddings, use beef dripping to grease the muffin tin. The result will be puddings with a rich, golden crust.

Gravy: Enhance your gravy by incorporating a spoonful of beef dripping into the pan juices. This will infuse your gravy with a deep, meaty flavour.

Seasoning Roasts: Before roasting a joint of meat, rub it with softened beef dripping and your choice of herbs and seasonings. This creates a tasty crust as the meat cooks.

 


Nutritional Information for Beef Dripping

While beef dripping does contain saturated fat, it’s also rich in vitamins and minerals. It’s a source of vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, and it contains small amounts of vitamin K2, which is essential for bone health. Moderation is key, as with any fat in your diet.

 

Nutrient Amount per 100g
Calories 898 kcal
Total Fat 99.5g
Saturated Fat 40.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 42.6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.3g
Cholesterol 107mg
Vitamin E 1.8mg (9% DV)
Vitamin K2 3.4μg (4% DV)

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Delivery is free on orders over £50. (under £50 = £12.95) Sorry This is due to the cost involved in our chilled packaging and courier cost.

 

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WE PROVIDE A TWO DAY SERVICE TO THE FOLLOWING AREAS. THIS IS NOT SUITABLE IN VERY HOT WEATHER These are:

Scottish Mainland – AB30, AB33-AB36, DD8, DD9, FK16

Scottish Highlands – AB37-AB38, AB42-AB45, AB53-AB56, IV21-IV24, IV26-IV28, IV40, IV52-IV54, KW1-KW14, PA36, PA40, PH30-PH33, PH34-PH41

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Northern Ireland – WE ARE UNABLE TO SHIP TO NORTHERN IRELAND AT THE MOMENT

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