12 Days Of Beef Dripping Recipes: Day 7

We have teamed with James Whelan Butchers to bring you the 12 Days of Beef Dripping Recipes. So far we have given you  Sticky Roast Parsnips, Chantenay Carrots, Glazed Sprouts  & ApplesMince Pies , Beef Dripping Shortcrust Pork and Cranberry Sausage RollsRoast PotatoesD’s Skillet Gravy & Yorkshire Puddings. The perfect scrumptious recipes to get your tastebuds tingling just in time for Christmas….Enjoy!

12 Days Of Beef Dripping Recipes, Day 7: Beef Dripping Roast Vegetables


  • 6 medium carrots, ends trimmed
  • 6 small parsnips, ends trimmed
  • 4 small onions
  • 1 small swede, cut into thick wedges
  • 200g Beef Dripping


  1. Add the beef dripping to a roasting pan and heat in the oven. Once the fat is smoking and beginning to spit, remove from the oven. Scatter and roll the vegetables in the melted dripping and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Roast the vegetables for 45-55 mins until tender and golden brown. Brush with butter before serving.

Awarded the Great Taste Golden Fork award and named Supreme Champion at this year’s prestigious awards in London, James Whelan Beef Dripping is produced in Clonmel by Pat Whelan, a fifth generation butcher, and made from the purest suet from grass fed Irish Angus and Hereford beef, and wrapped simply in white waxed paper. These magical creamy ingots transform roast vegetables, crisp potatoes into delicious roasters and make the most perfectly golden fish and chips. The product stays fresh for up to six months, simply stored in a cool dark place.

In the words of Pat Whelan, “It’s the taste of my childhood, our Beef Dripping is nutrient rich, high in omega-3 acids, clean, pure and carries great flavour, whether for frying a steak, roasting potatoes, or spread onto good bread like lardo.” Just a spoonful of this once forgotten favourite can form part of a balanced diet and impart a rich savoury note into all manner of dishes, from roast potatoes and shortcrust pastry to the effortless indulgence of dripping on toast with a pinch of salt. 

The Beef Dripping,priced €3.99, is available  online at www.jameswhelanbutchers.com and from James Whelan Butchers at Clonmel, Tipperary, Avoca Food Market, Monkstown and Avoca, Rathcoole.

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