Saving beef drippings

Discussion in 'Beef' started by backlash, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. backlash

    backlash Newbie

    After ladling off most of the fat, I have a full quart mason jar of good drippings. I used my food saver to pull a vacuum, and seal it, and then stored it in the fridge.
    How long will it keep like that?...Is there a better way?...Freezing?

    thanks
     
  2. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    This may sounds weird but ... it's handy none the less

    I like to put meat drippings in ice cube trays and freeze them solid then put them in bags and save them that way. When you want a quick gravy or something you grab how ever many you want and thaw it out. 4 cubes will make enough gravy for a few plates of mashed taters.
     
  3. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    THATS a great idea deb........man YOU ARE THE BOMB

    course i knew that.......eheheh

    d8de
     
  4. backlash

    backlash Newbie

    Fantastic idea, I just gotta go buy some ice trays now. I don't think my wife would want a bouillon dispenser in the door of her fridge.[​IMG]
     
  5. Awesome idea!
     
  6. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey Debi, I will have to get me some extra ice cube trays.
     
  7. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Better get them quick before the demand drives the prices up.. actually that is a very practical idea... but then consider the source.
     
  8. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    I almost didn't post this cuz my friends used to make fun of me for doing it. I did it out of neccessity because I didn't have much money when my boy was little and it helped make nice meals - they thought I was just being cheap and didn't want to buy canned gravy (ewww) which I didn't but not because I was cheap.
     
  9. backlash

    backlash Newbie

    Deb, I almost didn't ask the question, cuz I thought it might have been stupid,...who saves drippings? Now I know,....smart people like us [​IMG]
     
  10. Moms ROCK! I certainly miss mine... Glad you risked the jabs. Great tip!
     
  11. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    "friends" will always make fun a ya cause ya rock... i never even thoughtof that- thanx for the idea.and if nothing else though them out & simmer for a bloody mary( see i got skills too-lol)brisket simmerins fer the bloody mary,.
     

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