Chinese Slow-Cooked Beef Cheeks

These slow cooked Chinese Beef Cheeks are cheap, densely nutritious and insanely delicious.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 6 hrs
Total Time: 6 hrs 10 mins
Serves: 6
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese
Dietary Requirements: Egg-Free, Fructose-Free, Gluten Free, Nut-Free, Pregnancy-Safe
Author: IQS Slow Cooker Cookbook

Ingredients

  • 5-6 beef cheeks
  • 4 cm ginger fresh, grated
  • 1 bunch spring onion finely chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 red chilli small
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon stevia
  • 1/3 cup Chinese rice wine
  • 1/4 cup tamari
  • 2 cups mushrooms sliced, shiitakes would be best but browns do the job too
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  • The night before: Combine all the ingredients except the mushrooms and stock in the insert of your slow cooker and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • In the morning: Place the mushrooms on top and pour over the stock.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-5 hours.

Notes

Suggested side dish: bok choy, sugar snap peas and basmati or jasmine rice.
How to cook it in the oven: Prepare as per the recipe above in a casserole dish, cover, then place into a preheated oven on 150°C/300°F/Gas Mark 2 for 2 hours until meat is soft.
Nutrition Facts
Chinese Slow-Cooked Beef Cheeks
Amount Per Serving
Calories 572 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 201mg67%
Sodium 860mg37%
Potassium 1219mg35%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 59g118%
Vitamin A 149IU3%
Vitamin B3 15mg75%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Vitamin K 14µg13%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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