American Wagyu Tallow, 14 oz

$17.10 $19.00

The secret is out on how to take your flavors to the next level. Skip the vegetable oil and switch to tallow today!

If you want to be known as the best cook in town simply combine cooking with one of our Steelmade Flat Tops and Fatworks American Wagyu Tallow. 

If you have "Wagyu'ed" before, we don't need to tell you what all the fuss is about. For the uninitiated, you may be saying, what's the big deal? Plain and simple, tallow is rendered animal fat full of savory taste, vitamins, and nutrients. The Flat Top already sears steak to perfection but add tallow to tantalize the tastebuds and now you have a winning combination. 

Rendered beef tallow has a very high smoke point of around 420 degrees. That makes tallow an ideal source of cooking oil for our Flat Tops. Since you can get the oil really hot, you'll get better crispiness and you won't have to worry about gross burnt oil flavors ruining your meal. You'll even end up with healthier fried foods than if you were to use vegetable oil for frying.

  • Beef tallow is high in vitamins including A, D, K, E, and B1.
  • Nutrients in tallow are easily absorbed by your body.
  • Tallow is high in the natural anti-oxidant conjugated linoleic acid that can reduce inflammation.
  • Tallow contains palmitoleic acid which can aid in fighting off infections.
  • It's a good source of choline which supports healthy nervous system function.
  • Unsaturated fats like tallow can increase the body's fat-burning reaction to aid in weight loss.
  • Beef tallow adds a savory and delicious flavor to the foods you cook with it.
  • Paleo and Keto friendly: Never bleached, deodorized or hydrogenated. 100% Vegan Free. A great source of monounsaturated fat with a good considered the healthy fat. Will be less hard than standard tallow. 

Once you cook with tallow on the Flat Top you won't go back to your regular old cooking oil. This is the edge you've been looking for to get that well deserved "Best Chef" title. 


What Is Tallow?

Tallow fat is a really amazing food to integrate into your cooking. Like olive, avocado, and coconut oil, it consists of mostly saturated and monounsaturated fat.

It’s rendered fat, usually from cattle. It can be made from rendering the suet – which is the white fatty layer that surrounds an animal’s organs – or from rendering the fat found within bone marrow.

All of our beef tallow fat is naturally rendered from marrow bones from 100% grass-fed, pasture-raised beef. The resulting tallow is rich in nutrients. It’s loaded with flavor that will enhance all your favorite recipes.

And, it’s really fun to work with in the kitchen – like coconut oil or butter, beef tallow is a solid at room temperature. You can store it in your pantry in an air-tight container for months – or longer – and it won’t degrade. Tallow has a great texture – similar to hard butter – and it will melt when you heat it.

Just a couple of generations ago, beef tallow was what people used to cook with. Not only does it have a very high smoke point and a long shelf life, but it’s also a way to ensure we’re using the whole animal – a practice our forefathers understood the value of and that we’re re-learning how to do today.


Tallow vs. Other Oils

The Problem with Polyunsaturated Vegetable Oils

When studies came out in the early 70s linking a diet high in saturated fat with an increased risk of heart disease, we made saturated fat the black sheep of the food pyramid. But now we’re finding out that a lot of the findings in those studies were never published – and the idea that all saturated fats are bad and all unsaturated fats are good isn’t exactly accurate.

In fact, there are a lot of health benefits of natural, unrefined saturated fat sources such as tallow fat and virgin coconut oil.

Also, switching to polyunsaturated cooking oils introduced a whole new set of problems that we’ve only recently begun to understand.

Most vegetable oils are high in polyunsaturated fats, which are unstable. As a result, they produce a lot of free radicals when heated. Those free radicals can harm your body at the cellular level – causing all sorts of problems such as inflammation and an increased risk of developing degenerative diseases like heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s.

  • Tallow is antimicrobial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory. It contains the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K which are only found in animal products and are necessary for health. 
  • Saturated fats like tallow and butter are protective of our bodies – they help us to minimize any stress in the body. Polyunsaturated oils however, can amplify the stress response and have been linked to cancer, heart disease, premature aging and more. Soy oil, cotton seed oil and sunflower oil are examples of polyunsaturated oils.
  • Tallow is in its naturally occurring state.  Trans fatty acids are reported to be especially harmful to health.  These fats come from hydrogenated vegetable oils via a chemical process, to form artificial trans fatty acids.  The hydrogenation means that what were liquid vegetable oils (like soy, canola, sunflower) become solid/semi-solid at room temperature. Margarine is one such example.  These are the fats that have had the worst press regarding their impacts on health. They have been linked to heart problems & cancer.
  • Tallow has a high smoke point, preventing the saturated fats from burning and losing much of its health benefits.
What Can You Do with Tallow?
You’re going to love cooking with beef tallow. You can fry it, bake with it, and basically use it for any dish that requires cooking oil. Try it for your next omelet. Sauté fresh greens with a little garlic, sea salt, freshly ground pepper, and beef tallow for a new spin on green leafy vegetables. Combine it with lean ground beef for out-of-this-world hamburgers. The possibilities are endless!