Tender Beef Cheeks Recipe – Easy Slow Cooker Meal

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This Beef Cheeks recipe is a low-carb Asian style slow cooker recipe that features regularly at our dinner table.

Keto Braised Beef Cheeks Recipe
Tender Braised Beef Cheeks Recipe. This Asian style slow cooker dish is the perfect balance of sweet and salt with a delicious orange-scented sauce.

Beef cheeks are a sticky and tender cut of meat due to the break down of collagen through the slow cooking process.

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This tender beef cheeks recipe is a healthy meal for meat eaters it has no sugar added, only natural ingredients, is very low carb and lots of collagen for healthy skin, hair and nails.

If you’ve never heard of beef cheeks they are the cheeks of cows and they are one tough cut of meat but become super tender if cooked the right way.

The cheek muscles are the bit of the cow that is full of collagen and needs to be cooked low and slow in a slow cooker to break down the muscle tissue.

The result is sticky, tender beef cheeks with a good dose of healthy fats and collagen.

Ingredients for Tender Beef Cheeks

Braised Beef Cheeks Ingredients
Braised Beef Cheeks Ingredients
  • 1 Orange, zest only
  • 2 Scallions, cut into 1in lengths
  • 3 cloves of Garlic, sliced
  • 2in a piece of fresh Ginger, sliced
  • ½ cup of Chinese Cooking Wine
  • 1 cup of Tamari Sauce (Tamari is like a low sugar Soy Sauce)
  • ⅓ cup of Surkin Brown Sweetener (This is what makes this dish healthy and low-carb if you’re not concerned just use brown sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon of Sesame Oil
  • 3 Star Anise
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 4 Beef Cheeks (2 ½ pounds)

How to Make The Best Tender Beef Cheeks 

This recipe makes 4 serves of beef cheeks it’s easy to learn how to cook and we’re certain it will become a favorite.

The Best Braised Beef Cheeks Recipe
How to Make the Best Braised Beef Cheeks without adding sugar
  1. Peel thick strips of the zest from the orange, using a vegetable peeler. Place in your slow cooker.
  2. Add the scallions, garlic, ginger, cooking wine, tamari, sweetener, sesame oil, star anise, and cinnamon to your slow cooker. Stir until the sweetener has dissolved.
  3. Add the beef cheeks and coat in the sauce.
  4. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  5. Serve the beef cheeks with a little cooking broth and a side of cauliflower rice.
Beef Cheeks

Tender Beef Cheeks

Our Braised Beef Cheeks is an Asian style slow cooker recipe that features regularly at My Keto Kitchen. Sticky and tender meat with a salty, sweet, orange-scented sauce.
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 446kcal
Author: Gerri

Ingredients

  • 1 orange zest only
  • 2 scallions cut into 1in lengths
  • 3 cloves garlic sliced
  • 2 in fresh ginger sliced
  • 1/2 cup chinese cooking wine
  • 1 cup tamari sauce
  • 1/3 cup sukrin gold
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 pounds beef cheeks 4 pieces

Instructions

  • Peel thick strips of the zest from the orange, using a vegetable peeler. Place in your slow cooker.
  • Add the scallions, garlic, ginger, cooking wine, tamari, sweetener, sesame oil, star anise and cinnamon to your slow cooker. Stir until the sweetener has dissolved.
  • Add the beef cheeks and coat in the sauce.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours
  • .Serve the beef cheeks with a little cooking broth and a side of cauliflower rice.

Nutrition

Calories: 446kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 156mg | Sodium: 687mg | Potassium: 772mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 4.9mg

Slow cookers are a brilliant way to make delicious meals out of cheaper cuts of meat, in fact, cheaper cuts often work better than expensive cuts due to connective tissues.

If you loved our keto beef cheeks recipe try our winter warmers recipes.

Super Healthy & Tender Beef Cheeks Recipe
Super Healthy & Tender Beef Cheeks Recipe

To make a larger batch of Tender Beef Cheeks adjust the servings above.

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4 thoughts on “Tender Beef Cheeks Recipe – Easy Slow Cooker Meal”

  1. These beef cheeks are the BEST I’ve ever had AND so easy to prepare. Thankyou for a truly satisfying, tummy happy-ing recipe!

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