Sweet & sticky beef cheeks making our mouth water!!! Follow along and make something a little bit different this Christmas! Have you cooked beef cheeks before??
Sweet & Sticky Beef Cheeks
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 5 hours
Serves: 6 - 8 People
- Prep time: 30 minutes
- Cook time: 5 hours
- Total time: 5 hours 30 minutes
- Serves: 6 - 8 People
- 2 Brown onions
- 2 Carrots
- 8 Dates
- 1 Lemon
- 1 L Beef stock
- 1 tsp Cumin
- 2 kg Beef cheeks
- Shallow casserole dish/pan that is oven safe with a lid
Pop pan on medium heat on stove and preheat oven to 140C.
Finely dice 2 brown onions. Peel and finely dice two carrots. Roughly chop 8 pitted dates.
Turn pan up to high, add a generous drizzle of olive oil to the pan.
Add beef cheeks in to brown (do not overcrowd the pan). Brown for 3 mins, flip and then brown on the second side for 3 mins. Remove from pan, repeat with remaining beef cheeks.
Once beef is done and removed from pan, turn pan down to low to medium heat and add some more olive oil. Add carrots and onions in and sweat down for 10 mins.
Add 1 teaspoon of cumin, zest of 1 lemon, add 8 chopped dates, and stir through.
Tuck your beef cheeks into pan around the mixture.
Add beef stock until beef is covered.
Pop lid on and put into oven on 140C.
After 4 hours increase oven to 200C and take lid off.
Cook for a further 1 hour then remove from oven and serve.