What do you do with your meat drippings?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bad santa, May 20, 2013.

  1. Quite a few of you may already do this trick for saving flavor for other uses, but for those who don't, here is something to do with your left over au jus, or meat drippings, from your cooks. I take the drippings from the pan I smoked my briskets or butts in and then pour the left over juices off into a jar to be placed into the fridge to solidify the grease so it can be easily separated. The next day I spoon the solid grease off of the top then I place the meat gelatin or drippings into ice cube trays or in the bottom part of recycled plastic butter tubs or the like, to make discs and freeze them. When frozen I then place the cubes into ziploc bags to be used as needed for flavor enhancers in beans, vegetables, soups etc. or reused as added juices when wrapping up the next briskets or butts being smoked. When I bag suck briskets for later serving, I'll place a frozen disc into the bag along with the brisket as I bag suck it to be frozen, so when I reheat the brisket at a later date in boiling water while in the vacuumed bag it will have plenty of juices to be served with it. Cheap and easy flavor enhancers.

  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  3. Well all I can say is great minds think alike...[​IMG]
  4. bruno994

    bruno994 Master of the Pit

    Thanks for sharing Santa.  Now if I could just get you to share some comp secrets with me! 
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL---Yup, I was thinking the same thing.[​IMG]

  6. bruno, I'll tell ya all you want to know. I got no real secrets, but if you can repoduce them and they do you some good, well have at it. Try to come down to Freeport on the 4th July weekend for Fishing Fiesta cookoff, if it's not too long a haul for you. A great time, family friendly, good entertainment, no mud lol and plus a good pay out. 
  7. i have been doing that for a long time. also when i open a can for chipolata peppers i do the same thing.

    happy smoken.

  8. I have been doing this but you've gone a step beyond! The ice trays are amazing! Awesome tip...thanks.
  9. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Bear Bait??

    It's illegal to bait for bears in Montana, but not illegal to waterproof your boots.  Would advise walking backwards when in the mountains.  [​IMG]

  10. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Make Au-jus and sauce...........

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