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Thrifty Free Range Ox Cheeks

A really old-fashioned Cut that imparts a luxuriously, sumptuous rich taste - which marries beautifully with its luscious, meltingly tender texture 


Unrivalled flavour and silky texture

Cut from the Cheek muscle of our Free Range, grass-fed, slow-matured, additive-free and naturally raised cattle, Ox Cheek is a dense finely grained lean Meat that is best long and slow braised - but in return rewards with almost unrivalled flavour and silky texture of much more expensive Cuts.

Every mouthful

It absorbs the flavours of braising liquid well and when you cut into it, it has a stringy look, almost like Pulled Pork or Brisket. But unlike Pulled Pork or Brisket which have patches of juicy sections and also some that can (sometimes) be a bit dry, not a single part of the Beef Cheek is dry. 

Every mouthful is juicy, outrageously flavoursome - and luscious 

A brilliant base

Tasting somewhere close to Oxtail - Ox Cheeks make a brilliant base for Stews and Casseroles with their richly flavoured and creamy texture - be they rustic or drenched in Wine

Hard to find

Hard to find in Supermarkets - if at all - this is a sumptuous Cut that excels in producing fabulously tasting hearty meals that sit just as happily on the family table as in the finest of Restaurants

Rumour has it that Ox Cheeks also produce the best Chilli con Carne.

How to Cook

Follow our How to Cook instructions on the product page for the classic way to cook this Cut - and you won’t be disappointed

Or try some of the numerous Related Recipes featured on the same page

Just click on the Related Recipe title - and hey presto! - you are whisked off to view the full recipe ingredients and instructions 

Once you have tried our Ox Cheeks once you will be back for more - and for the more adventurous - here are a few recipes to explore just to show how versatile Ox Cheeks can be

• Slow- cooked Beef Cheeks
Beef Cheeks, when cooked long and slow and paired with silky smooth Polenta,
doused in a rich Sauce spliced with a little Orange for freshness, you have a dish 
made in heaven. Impress this Winter with a recipe that requires minimum fuss 
but delivers maximum impact.
Preparation time 1 hr : Cooking time 3 hrs 30 mins. Click here for Ox Cheeks, Fresh Beef Stock
(Click here for recipe)

• Braised Beef Cheek in Red Wine - by Pierre Koffmann
This provincial Braised Beef Cheek recipe uses this Thrifty Cut to wonderful effect by braising the Meat with Wine, Herbs and Vegetables. Serve with creamy Mash and, for a smarter finish, a curl of crispy Bacon. 
Preparation/Cooking time 3 hrs. Click here for Ox Cheeks, Tamworth Smoked Streaky Bacon
(Click here for recipe)

• Beer-braised Beef Cheek - by Paul Foster
Paul Foster serves up a comforting yet elegant Beer-braised Beef Cheek, three-corner Garlic, Girolles and Onions cooked in Whey. Can be frozen into batches
Cooking/Preparation time 4 hrs. Click here for Ox Cheeks
(Click here for recipe)

• Braised Beef Cheeks with Salsa Verde
Warm up with these meltingly tender Beef Cheeks and creamy Mashed Potato topped with tangy Salsa Verde.
Preparation time 10 mins : Cooking time 5 hrs. Click here for Ox Cheeks
(Click here for recipe)

• Pearl Barley Risotto, Beer-braised Beef Cheeks & Onions - by James Martin
Try this hearty dish in the slow-cooker - start it off in the morning and it will be fall-apart tender by dinner time.
Preparation time overnight : Cooking time over 2 hrs. Click here for Ox Cheeks, Fresh Beef Stock
(Click here for recipe)

• Beef Cheek and Butternut Broth in Sourdough - by Nigel Slater
Hearty filling Soup needs very little washing up - just eat the bowl when you’re finished!
Preparation time less than 30 mins : Cooking time Over 2 hrs. Click here for Ox Cheeks
(Click here for recipe)


• Chinese-style Braised Beef One-Pot - by Jane Hornby
Great for casual entertaining, when you fancy a warming Beef Stew but with some more vibrant flavours. Freezable
Preparation time 10 mins : Cooking time 2hrs 30 mins. Click here for Ox Cheeks 
(Click here for recipe)

• Devilled Cheek & Kidney Pot Pie - By Barney Desmazery
Try Beef Cheek and Lamb or Ox Kidney is this sumptuous Pie with homemade Pastry. Use a piece of Bone Marrow as a Pie funnel - it's a talking point!
Preparation time 50 mins : Cooking time 3 hrs. Click here for Ox Cheeks, Ox Kidneys, Tamworth Smoked Streaky Bacon, Marrowbone Tunnels, Fresh Beef Stock 
(Click here for recipe)

• Braised Ox Cheek Wellingtons with Peppercorn Gravy - by Cassie Best
Crisp Puff Pastry covers deliciously silken, tender Meat in these individual Wellingtons. Freezable
Preparation time 30 mins : Cooking time 3 hrs 45 mins. Click here for Ox Cheeks
(Click here for recipe)

• Slow-cooked Ox Cheeks in Wine - by Tess Ward
Here's a dish that will become a slow cooker favourite. It's the perfect do-it-ahead recipe if you are having friends over. Tess shows how easy it is to prepare.
Preparation time 1 hr : Cooking time 3 hrs braising. Click here for Ox Cheeks, Fresh Beef Stock
(Click here for recipe)

• Feed-a-crowd Chunky Beef Chilli - by Katy Greenwood
The ultimate make-ahead dish, this Chilli con Carne can be frozen for up to 2 months - simply add more Chillies to turn up the heat. Freezable
Preparation time 30 mins : Cooking time 2 hrs 30 mins  - plus soaking and at least 4 hrs marinating. Click here for Ox Cheeks
(Click here for recipe)

• Braised Ox Cheeks with Gentleman’s Relish - by Simon Rimmer
Hearty Ox Cheeks make a wonderfully satisfying meal during the cold months. Serve with a spoon of buttery Mash.
Preparation time - less than 30 mins : Cooking time over 2 hrs. Click here for Ox Cheeks
(Click here for recipe)

• Beef Cheek and Bean Ragù
Perfect with Pasta or crusty Bread, this rich Beef Cheek and Cannellini Bean Ragù can be cooked in the oven or simmer in the slow cooker. Top with spoonfuls of zesty Gremolata.
Preparation time 30 mins : Cooking time 3 - 4 hrs. Click here for Ox Cheeks
(Click here for recipe)

So whether you choose one of the recipes above - or are just inspired to explore further Beef Cheek recipes - we hope we have given you plenty of food for thought

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Ox Cheeks are now live on www.godfreys.co – just waiting to be enjoyed!

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Bon Appétit!

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