Suet Recipes for Wild Outdoor Birds

The recipes on this page ARE NOT for pet birds!

How to render suet: trim excess fat off beef cuts and store in the freezer until enough fat is achieved or purchase beef fat from the grocery store or butcher.Grind the beef fat with a meat grinder or finely chop the fat. Heat the fat over a low to medium flame until its liquefied. Strain by pouring melted suet through a fine cheesecloth. Let cool to harden. Repeat steps 2-3. If the fat is not rendered twice, the suet will not cake properly and will melt during warmer weather. Let cool to harden. Cut into pieces that will fit in your suet feeders and store in a covered container in the freezer. You can also serve suet in mesh bags, the type that onions come in, and hang from branches, trees, or feeding posts.

No Melt Suet for Warm Weather


1 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 cup suet
2 cups quick cook oatmeal
2 cups cornmeal
1 cup white flour

Melt suet and peanut butter. Stir in oatmeal,cornmeal and flour. If it seems runny, add more flour. Fill small plastic margarine containers about 1/2 full, then freeze. Thaw and use as needed.

Sunflower Suet


1/2 pound fresh suet
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
2/3 cup mixed wild bird seed
1/8 cup chopped peanuts
1/4 cup raisins

Follow instructions for rendering suet. While suet is cooling, stir dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Pour the suet into the dry mixture and mix thoroughly. Pour or pack into molds, feeders or margarine tubs. Refrigerate until hardened or freeze.

Raisin Peanut Suet


1 pound suet
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup chunky peanut butter
1 cup mixed wild birdseed
1 cup sunflower seeds

Cut suet into small pieces.Melt over low heat. Stir in remaining ingredients to blend. Pour into paper-lined muffin pans and chill until hardened. Freeze and thaw as needed.

Peanut Butter Snacks for Wild Birds
Submitted by Alexis

1 jar of chunky peanut butter
1 sack of 12 lb. wild bird seed
1 spoon
1 plate

Directions: Open chunky peanut butter. Spoon out medium sized scoops of peanut butter and scrape onto a plate. Now top with seeds and your Peanut Butter Snacks  are ready for your wild birds.


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