Braised Beef Cheeks Recipe – Sticky & Tender

These tender and sticky Braised Beef Cheeks are ideal for dinner. The slow cooker recipe is super simple with perfect results every time!

These slow-cooked beef cheeks are the perfect balance of sweet and salty, with an intense orange aroma.

Just like other braised meat dishes, these beef cheeks taste even better the following day once the meat has rested and soaked up all the flavours of the sauce. That’s some impressive leftovers to take to work!

This beef cheek recipe makes 4 servings. 1 serving is 1 beef cheek.

Ingredients for Braised Beef Cheeks

  • 1 Orange, zest only
  • 2 Shallots, cut into 1in lengths
  • 3 cloves of Garlic, sliced
  • 2in piece of fresh Ginger, sliced
  • 1 cup of Soy Sauce
  • ½ cup of Chinese Cooking Wine (Shaoxing)
  • ⅓ cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of Sesame Oil
  • 3 Star Anise
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 4 Beef Cheeks (approximately 1kg)

How to make  Braised Beef Cheeks

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How to make Braised Beef Cheeks
  1. Using a vegetable peeler, peel thick strips of the zest from the orange. Add to your slow cooker.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients, except the beef cheeks, to the slow cooker. Stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Add the beef cheeks and mix into the sauce.
  4. Cook on low heat for 8 hours.
  5. Serve the beef cheeks with a little cooking broth and a side of rice and sauteed bok choy.
Chinese Braised Beef Cheeks

Braised Beef Cheeks Recipe - "Sticky & Tender" - Very Easy to Make

These tender and sticky Chinese Braised Beef Cheeks are ideal for dinner. The slow cooker recipe is super simple with perfect results every time!
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Course: Dinner, Main, Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Gerri

Ingredients

  • 1 orange zest only
  • 2 shallots cut into 1 inch lengths
  • 3 cloves garlic sliced
  • 2 inch ginger sliced
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup chinese cooking wine shaoxing
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 beef cheeks approximately 1kg

Instructions

  • Using a vegetable peeler, peel thick strips of the zest from the orange. Add to your slow cooker.
  • Add the remaining ingredients, except the beef cheeks, to the slow cooker. Stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Add the beef cheeks and mix into the sauce.
  • Cook on low heat for 8 hours.
  • Serve the beef cheeks with a little cooking broth and a side of rice and sauteed bok choy.

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To make a larger batch of Chinese Braised Beef Cheeks adjust the servings above.