Recipe

Chinese braised beef cheeks

  • 8 hrs 30 mins cooking
  • Serves 8
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Ingredients

Chinese braised beef cheeks
  • 4 green onions (scallions)
  • 1 large_piece orange
  • 6 clove garlic, crushed
  • 10 centimetre (4-inch) (50g) piece fresh ginger, sliced thickly
  • 1 1/2 cup (375ml) chinese cooking wine
  • 1 cup (250ml) soy sauce
  • 1 cup (220g) brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 5 star anise
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 8 (2.5kg) beef cheeks
  • 1 fresh long red chilli, sliced thinly
  • 2 green onions (scallions), extra, trimmed,sliced thinly lengthways
  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves (cilantro), firmly packed

Method

Chinese braised beef cheeks
  • 1
    Trim onions, cut into 6cm (2½-inch) lengths. Using a vegetable peeler, peel 3 wide strips of rind from orange.
  • 2
    Combine onion, rind, garlic, ginger, wine, sauce, sugar, oil, star anise and cinnamon in a 4.5-litre (18-cup) slow cooker. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Add beef, turn to coat in mixture. Cook, covered, on low, for 8 hours.
  • 3
    Serve beef with a little cooking liquid, sprinkle with chilli, extra onion and coriander.

Notes

Suitable to freeze at the end of step 2. You may need to order beef cheeks in advance from the butcher.

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