How to make suet

Jenifer Smith

Suet is a traditional ingredient used in a variety of dishes, such as traditional English puddings, pies, and stews. Suet is the fat found around the kidneys of beef or mutton and is typically sold in solid form. Making suet at home is easy, and it can be used in many recipes, providing a rich and savory flavor.

In this blog, we will show you how to make suet from scratch in just a few simple steps.


2 pounds of beef or mutton fat 1 tablespoon of salt 1 tablespoon of sugar 1 tablespoon of all-purpose flour Instructions:

Remove the fat from the beef or mutton and cut it into small pieces. Ensure that there are no traces of meat or muscle attached to the fat.

Grind the fat using a food processor or a meat grinder. If you don’t have a meat grinder or food processor, you can also chop the fat into small pieces using a sharp knife.

Transfer the ground fat into a large mixing bowl and add salt, sugar, and flour. Mix the ingredients well until they are thoroughly combined.

Transfer the suet into a clean, dry container with a lid. Suet can be stored in the refrigerator for up to six months or frozen for up to a year.


When buying the fat, ensure it is fresh, as old or rancid fat can ruin the flavor of your suet. Use a food processor or meat grinder to ensure that the suet is ground finely and evenly. If you prefer a sweeter suet, you can increase the amount of sugar in the recipe. However, do not add too much sugar as it may cause the suet to become sticky. The flour helps to absorb any excess moisture from the fat, ensuring that the suet remains dry and crumbly. In conclusion, making suet at home is a simple and straightforward process. With just a few ingredients and tools, you can create this delicious and versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes. So, why not give it a try?

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