Braised beef cheeks

                                  Braised beef cheeks 
Braised beef cheeks

Beef cheeks are the cheek muscle of cows and they are a very tough cut of meat that needs to be cooked long and slow make it tender.
Preparation time-10 minutes
Cooking time- 3 hours
Ingredients                                                                  Quantity
Large beef cheeks                                                      2kg
Medium brown onions                                                 500g
Cloves garlic                                                               50g
Sticks celery                                                               200g
Leek                                                                            200g
Carrots                                                                        200g
Oil                                                                               500ml
Tomato sauce                                                             50g
Red wine                                                                     1lt
Fresh thyme                                                                2g
Fresh rosemary                                                           2g
Salt                                                                                            10g
Pepper corn                                                                             20g
Beef stock                                                                                2lt

1. Season and seal beef cheeks in hot pan.
2. Remove cheeks, brown mirepoix in same pan to produce dark colour.
3. Add red wine and reduce to 1/8 add tomato paste and cook out.
4. Add beef stock, herb and add cheeks.
5. cover and cook for 3 hours.