Ox Cheeks

Rediscover the old-fashioned flavour
  (74 reviews)     
This meaty cut is making a comeback - it has a tender, succulent texture once slow-cooked.
  • An unusual beef cut for slow-cooking
  • Prepared from our own top quality grass-fed beef
  • Skillfully cut and trimmed by master butchers
Frozen at the peak of perfection
  • Ox cheeks with veg on a white plate
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1x pack Ox Cheeks
£20.00 per kg
Box Contains:

    • 2 Ox Cheeks, in pack of 2 (pack weight 800g)

3-4 servings
Code: A402
2 x Ox Cheeks
£20.00 per kg
Box Contains:

    • Ox Cheeks, 2 packs of 2 (pack weight 800g)

6-8 servings
Code: D372
-18°C. Once defrosted store between 0 - 5°C. Use within 24 hours
Nutritional Values: (Typical per 100g)
Energy: 554 kJ / 132 kcal, Fat: 6.5g, of which Saturates: 2.6g, Carbohydrates: 0g, of which Sugars: 0g, Fibre: 0g, Protein: 18.4g, Salt: 0.14g
Prepare the Meat: At least 30 minutes before cooking, remove the defrosted meat from its packaging and pat dry with kitchen paper. Allow the meat to come to room temperature. Pre-heat the oven to 140°C-160°C/275-325°F/Gas 1-3. About one third of the meat weight gives you the weight of vegetables needed. Try onions, carrots, celery and leeks.

Sear for Flavour: Heat a large ovenproof pan on a high heat, add a little oil and sear the meat until nicely browned all over. For stews and casseroles, sear the small pieces of meat in batches, to make sure they are evenly browned all over. Do not burn the meat as it makes it taste bitter. Then take out the meat and sear the vegetables until nicely caramelised.

Add the Liquid: After searing the vegetables, place the meat back in the pan. Add wine, stock or a mixture, and herbs such as bay leaf, peppercorns or cloves. Make sure that the liquid covers at least a third to a half of the meat and bring gently to the boil on the hob. This is known as Èdeglazing'. Avoid boiling too quickly as this can make the meat stringy.

The Cooking Process: Cover with a lid and transfer into the preheated oven, or continue to simmer gently on the hob at a very low temperature. For the perfect braise we recommend using the oven method as the process is more gentle and the meat does not stick to the bottom of the pot as it can with the hob method. Check from time to time and top up with liquid if needed.

Test the Meat: Cooking times vary depending on the cut and your oven. As a rule of thumb, you should check casseroles after 1 hour and at regular intervals thereafter. The easiest way to check joints is to use a meat fork, inserted into the thickest part of the meat. The fork should go in and out easily. With stews and casseroles, simply take a piece out and taste it.

To View our Ox Cheek with Vegetables and Balsamic Vinegar recipe Click Here

96% of customers liked this product (74 reviews)

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Quite a lot of fat for a cut meant to be lean, and also a lot of nerves
The beef cheeks in particular were incredibly tender and succulent. I've never tried them before and all the sinew was a little intimidating but it completely melted away when I slow cooked them. They made my Christmas dinner a total success.
Again, a first class product.
These were delicious. Rich and moist. Definitely a winter warmer.
These ox cheeks are superb - to me better than steak for tenderness and that melt in your mouth experience
Extremely tasty. This is the second time I've ordered this item and the second batch was less uniform e.g. two large pieces in one pack and three small in another. Still lovely though and a definite hit for our Easter meal for eight people.
Slow cooked for 3 Hours. So Tasty .
Old Favourite of mine, slow cookers with veg
Too much gristle and difficult to prepare We’re sorry you found the Ox Cheeks difficult to prepare, but we appreciate your feedback. We have now been in touch and resolved this to your satisfaction, but please let us know if we can be of any further assistance.
slow cooked in red wine deep rich flavour and tender.
Made a beef bourguignon used beef and an ox cheek, what a flavour !!! Amazing.
Not yet received but do not expect any problems
Another slow cooker meal. So tasty.
Arrived promptly and in good condition. Would definitely recommend.
Slow cooked these were melt in the mouth tender. The flavour was awesome.
Tasty and very good value for money
not for me, but worth a try. Thanks for your comment.
We’re sorry the Ox Cheeks was not to your taste, but we appreciate your feedback. Please do get in touch if we can be of any assistance.
Kind regards,
Donald Russell Customer Services
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