How to Render Tallow in the Slow Cooker
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Modified from Divine Health (
  • 2 to 2.5 lbs beef suet from grass-fed cows
  • ¼ cup water
  • cheese cloth
  • large bowl
  • glass quart jar
  • slow cooker
  1. If needed, trim your suet of muscle tissue and chop into small pieces. You could also grind it in the food processor, which would take away some of the rendering time.
  2. Place ¼ cup of water in the slow cooker and top with your suet chunks.
  3. Cook on low for about 9 hours (if you ground up the suet, it might take less time.)
  4. Once the cracklings and the tallow have separated, pour the contents of the slow cooker through a cheese cloth and into a large bowl.
  5. If needed, pour through another cheese cloth and into a glass jar for storage.
Recipe by Allison Nichols | Holistic Nutrition Counselor at