28 Delicious Beef Cheek Recipes That You Need To Try

If you want to have a go at cooking beef cheeks but you’re not sure where to start then you have come to the right place.

We have put together this list of 28 of the most delicious recipes for beef cheeks that you have a go at in your own kitchen. 

1. Slow Cooked Beef Cheeks In Red Wine Sauce

Slow cooking beef cheeks ensures a soft and juicy texture. The red wine sauce brings out the rich flavor of the beef cheeks. This is a fine dining style meal that you can cook from home to impress your family and friends. 

2. Braised Beef Cheeks

This recipe will show you how to make perfectly braised beef cheeks. You can serve them with whatever side dishes you fancy. Once you know how to cook beef cheeks like this you will want to do it again and again. 

3. Beef & Black Pepper Stew With Pearl Barley

There is nothing more comforting than a beef stew. This stew has a simple flavor of black pepper which brings out the savory flavor of the beef cheeks. The pearl barley contains fiber and makes the stew nice and filling. 

4. Asian Slow Cooked Beef Cheeks

This recipe flavors the soft and juicy beef cheeks with fragrant lemongrass and ginger, aromatic garlic, some spicy chili, hoisin sauce and soy sauce.

The result is a perfectly balanced and oriental dish that you can serve with stir fried veggies and rice. 

5. Beef Cheek Lasagna

Beef lasagna is a family favorite. It is usually made with mince, but this recipe uses beef cheeks for a more luxurious meal.

The meat is super tender and has a rich flavor which goes perfectly with the tomatoes and the creamy white sauce. 

6. Beef & Mushroom Pie

The rich beef cheeks are a great accompaniment to the earthy mushrooms in this recipe.

The ingredients are cooked in a rich gravy sauce and used to fill deliciously buttery pastry. Serve the pies with some steamed green vegetables and creamy mashed potatoes. 

7. Slow Cooked Beef Cheeks With Beetroot & Hummus

This beef cheek recipe is packed with flavor – caraway, bay leaves, coriander, cumin, star anise and cinnamon all flavor the meat to create an intense taste.

The beef is cooked in a casserole with baby golden beetroot and served on a bed of homemade hummus. It has a Moroccan feel which is exotic and delicious. 

8. Beef Cheek Bolognese

You can make bolognese with beef cheeks instead of minced meat for a fancy version of the classic meal.

It becomes similar to a beef ragu, with rich flavors and soft textures. Try serving it with a thicker pasta like tagliatelle or pappardelle. 

9. Beef Cheek Daube With Fennel & Rum

Daube is a type of French casserole which is more in line with fine dining than a classic stew.

The beef cheeks in this recipe are cooked in a rich sauce with cinnamon, garlic, bay leaves, red wine and other flavorings, along with mushrooms. Rum and fennel create a strong and fragrant taste to complement the meat. 

10. Beef Cheek & Red Wine Stew

If you are looking for a classic beef cheek recipe to try out then you can’t go wrong with a red wine stew.

The beef cheeks are cooked low and slow which makes them melt-in-your-mouth soft and the red wine is rich and fruity. 

11. Braised Beef Cheeks With Salsa Verde

The salsa verde in this recipe is made with parsley, basil, mint leaves, dijon mustard, red wine vinegar, capers, and anchovy filets. This creates a powerful flavor, but the beef is strong enough to stand up to it. 

12. Beef Minestrone Soup

This wholesome Italian inspired soup is made even better with the soft and juicy beef cheeks that fall apart in the broth to create a pulled beef texture.

With hearty vegetables and risoni, this is a whole meal in one dish. 

13. Beef Cheeks With Parsnip Puree

The sweetness of the parsnips pairs perfectly with the rich, savory beef in this wonderful winter recipe. You can also serve it with some steamed green vegetables to add some extra color and nutrients to the meal. 

14. Instant Pot Beef Cheeks

If you have an instant pot then you need to check out this recipe for instant pot beef cheeks.

It gives you four different ways to serve the beef cheeks, and also provides stovetop instructions in case you need to use them. 

15. Slow Braised Beef Cheeks With Parmesan Polenta

The parmesan polenta in this recipe makes a great change to mashed potatoes. The aged cheese is creamy and a little bit sharp which is a wonderful contrast to the smooth, soft beef that has a mellow flavor. 

16. Slow Cooked Beef Cheeks With Red Wine Jus

These beef cheeks are slow cooked which really makes the most of the flavors and gives them a wonderfully soft, melty texture.

The red wine jus is luxurious and decadent. You can choose whatever wine you fancy, and buy an extra bottle to serve to your guests alongside the meal. 

17. Beef Cheek Sliders

These beef cheek sliders are perfect for a garden party or for a game day lunch to share with your friends. You can add whatever toppings you fancy, but melty cheese is a must! 

18. Porter Braised Beef Cheeks With Grits

These beef cheeks are braised until they are perfectly tender in dark beer with aromatic flavorings. The flavors get deep into the meat for a really amazing taste that will blow you away.

Serving them with grits adds a touch of home comfort and a lovely texture to the meal. 

19. Mexican Beef Cheek Tortillas

Chili, garlic, tomato, peanut, honey, cumin, paprika, and lime – the perfect mix of flavors for these beef cheek tortillas.

You can serve them with avocados and sour cream, and sprinkle of cheese. Pickled red onion also makes a great topping, and some fresh cilantro. 

20. Tender Smoked Beef Cheeks

If you love smoked meat then you will love this recipe for smoked beef cheeks. The flavors are deep and intense and you can use the smoked beef to fill tacos, sandwiches, top nachos or whatever you want. 

21. Vanilla Braised Beef Cheeks

If you have tried vanilla with beef before it might seem like an odd combination of flavors, but it works really well!

The sweetness of the vanilla contrasts the rich flavor of the meat but also works well with the fat. 

22. Braised Beef Cheek Pot Pie

Using beef cheeks in your pot pie takes it to a whole other level of tasty! The meat is so tender that it falls apart, creating a pulled beef texture in the pie.

The rich gravy is full of flavor and the flaky, buttery pastry on top is heavenly. 

23. Slow Cooked Beef Cheeks With Shitake Mushrooms

Beef and mushrooms is such a classic combination and this recipe is a perfect example of why you should cook these ingredients together.

The soft textures and meaty flavors are so delicious and you can serve it with whatever you fancy. 

24. Beer Braised Beef Cheek Risotto

This tastes like high end fine dining but is actually quite a thrifty meal. The hearty flavors and contrasting textures are a real treat for the tastebuds. 

25. Beef Cheeks With Beef Filet & Bone Marrow

If you have a bit more money to splash out on your ingredients then have a go at this gourmet meal.

You will need to make sure you follow the instructions carefully to cook the beef filet just right, but it will be worth the effort. 

26. Braised Beef Cheeks With Shallot Jus

Shallots are sweeter and milder than normal onions which makes them a lovely accompaniment for beef cheeks. The flavors are wonderful together, and this meal is a great option. 

27. Japanese Beef Cheek Stew

What makes this recipe so delicious and interesting is the rich, savory flavors of miso and soy sauce.

This is balanced by sweet brown sugar to create a deliciously addictive flavor. You will not be able to stop eating this amazing stew. 

28. Sous Vide Beef Cheeks

The flavors in this recipe are simple but so good. The beef is flavored with rosemary, garlic, and salt and pepper.

This makes it versatile as you can serve it with any kind of vegetable that you fancy, and your favorite type of potatoes. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Beef Cheeks Like? 

Beef cheeks are highly gelatinous as the cheeks are used frequently for chewing. You need to cook them low and slow to break down the sinew, which becomes deliciously melty and makes the meat very tender. 

How Do You Pick Good Beef Cheeks? 

You will probably need to get them from a butcher. Look for a nice deep color and plenty of marbling. 

How Do You Cook Beef Cheeks?

The trick to beef cheeks is to cook them for a long time at a low temperature. Braising, stewing or slow cooking is perfect. 


Whether you want a hearty stew, a wholesome soup or a gourmet meal, there is something for everyone on this list.

28 Delicious Beef Cheek Recipes That You Need To Try

28 Delicious Beef Cheek Recipes That You Need To Try

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