Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wine Braised Beef Cheek

We found beef cheeks at Farmer's Market @ Campbell and tried braising it. The meat looks like a marble so I knew it is going to be good in braising. Salt & pepper, marinated it in wine with veggies for 4 hours. It could be overnight but I didn't have time. I want NOW!

After brown the meat, moved them into a cast iron pot. Saute the veggies and pout them on the meat. Reduce the wine marinade to simmer and pour into the cast iron oven. Cook it in the oven for 3 hours.

Ohhhh, it was soft and had good texture to chew. Loved it!!

The guy at the market said beef cheeks usually go to only restaurants. Next time I see this meat, I will buy a bunch and freeze them because it is rare to see at the market.
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