Beef Cheeks, really? Yep, its a thing
Yep, certainly not the most popular cut, but Beef Cheeks deserve a second glance. They're a tough cut (inward groan) but bear with them, they might just win you over! Its a hard-working and resilient lean cut, that comes packed to the brim with connective tissue, which despite sounding like a bad thing is actually a very good thing. When cooked the connective tissue transforms into gorgeous collagen, not to mention the meat cooks down into soft, melt-in-your-mouth kind of goodness.
This cuts cooking style is hands down wet, low and slow. This means submerging it in a liquid (red wine is divine with cheek), at a low heat cooked over a long period of time. If you've got stews, braises, casseroles or curries on your mind, Beef Cheeks should be the cut that pops into your mind as your go-to cut.
Want a beef cheek recipe? Click here to see the Beef Cheek Chilli Con Carne recipe!