Braised Beef Cheeks


June 13, 2019

This is a bowl full of deliciousness. The Beef Cheeks melt in your mouth.

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs 30 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings


1kg Beef cheeks.

5 tbs plain flour seasoned with a good pinch of salt & pepper (set 2 tbsp aside)

3 tbs oil

60 g butter

3 onions, halved thickly sliced

2 medium carrots, diced

1 celery stalk, diced

4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 tsp dried thyme leaves

2 tbsp Cabernet Sauvignon red wine (optional)

3 cups Continental superb beef stock.

1 tsp Vegemite

1 tbs tomato paste

1 tbs Worcestershire sauce

Salt & pepper to taste.


1Set slow cooker on sear mode.

2Dust steak lightly with seasoned flour.

3Heat oil in slow cooker and brown cheeks on all sides.

4Remove and set aside on a plate.

5Add butter to slow cooker and mix with the pan juices.

6Add onions, carrots, celery, thyme and garlic and cook until onions are transparent.

7Add red wine let it cook off for about 30 seconds.

8Stir in extra flour and cook for 2 minutes.

9Gradually add stock, stir until sauce boils and thickens a little.

10Add Vegemite, tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce and stir to combine.

11Put cheeks back into slow cooker and coat with the sauce.

12Wrap the lid in a tea towel or slow cooker lid cover.

13Cook on LOW for 4hrs or until cheeks are tender and just about to pull apart.

14Remove cheeks to a plate.

15Taste the sauce add salt & pepper if needed.

16Mix 2 tbsp cornflour with a little water to make a runny paste.

17Stir through the sauce, add the cheeks back to the sauce and let it cook for another 30 minutes.


1Serve with mash potatoes and crusty bread to mop up any leftover sauce on your plate.

2Browning the meat will add more flavour to the dish.

3Any left over sauce can be used as a gravy.

4Freeze in portion sizes and when you need it heat it up and use with any beef cut.

5I used the sunbeam secretchef slow cooker.

Submitted by Ange Marie


8 Reviews

Trish Kelly

August 16, 2021

I’ve used this recipe many times never fails
Time is for sunbeam Sear and Slow Cooker
3 1/2 to 4 hrs

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

September 27, 2020

You could do either but diced would cook faster of course 🙂

Sue Bee

September 27, 2020

Hi can you tell me if this is better leaving cheeks whole or diced please?

I’d give chuck steak at least 6hrs for a nice tender result

Susan Williams

August 3, 2020

Could I use chuck steak in this recipe ? Perhaps I would need to cook it for longer .

Tanya Geisel

January 13, 2020

This recipe is superb. I would never have tried this but for getting beef cheeeks 70% off at coles. One of the best slow cooker meals I have cooked! Thankyou so much Ange for this wonderful recipe!


September 3, 2019

Never had beef cheeks before and this was amazing, perfect introduction to trying a new recipe.

Trish Kelly

July 25, 2019

Hi Ange Marie,l made your beef cheeks
in my sunbeam secretchef slow cooker.
Was perfectly cooked after 3.30 hours
Followed recipe. ♥️

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