Braised Beef Cheeks

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

Submitted by Ange Marie

Braised Beef Cheeks

This is a bowl full of deliciousness. The Beef Cheeks melt in your mouth.
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Serving: 4
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 5 hours


  • 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.


  • Set slow cooker on sear mode.
  • Dust steak lightly with seasoned flour.
  • Heat oil in slow cooker and brown cheeks on all sides.
  • Remove and set aside on a plate.
  • Add butter to slow cooker and mix with the pan juices.
  • Add onions, carrots, celery, thyme and garlic and cook until onions are transparent.
  • Add red wine let it cook off for about 30 seconds.
  • Stir in extra flour and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Gradually add stock, stir until sauce boils and thickens a little.
  • Add Vegemite, tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce and stir to combine.
  • Put cheeks back into slow cooker and coat with the sauce.
  • Wrap the lid in a tea towel or slow cooker lid cover.
  • Cook on LOW for 4hrs or until cheeks are tender and just about to pull apart.
  • Remove cheeks to a plate.
  • Taste the sauce add salt & pepper if needed.
  • Mix 2 tbsp cornflour with a little water to make a runny paste.
  • Stir through the sauce, add the cheeks back to the sauce and let it cook for another 30 minutes.


  • Serve with mash potatoes and crusty bread to mop up any leftover sauce on your plate.
  • Browning the meat will add more flavour to the dish.
  • Any left over sauce can be used as a gravy.
  • Freeze in portion sizes and when you need it heat it up and use with any beef cut.
  • I used the sunbeam secretchef slow cooker.

8 thoughts on “Braised Beef Cheeks”

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

  2. 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!

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