Keto Beef Cheeks Recipe – Low-Carb “Tender & Sticky” Slow Cooker Meal

Keto Braised Beef Cheeks Recipe
Keto Braised Beef Cheeks Recipe

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

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

If you’ve never heard of them, beef cheeks are the cheeks of cows and they are one tough cut of meat (until cooked the right way).

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These 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 keto beef cheeks with a good dose of healthy fats and collagen.

Beef Cheeks hold a special place in the My Keto Kitchen story, they were on the menu the first time that I experimented and cooked a specific keto meal, although that was a slightly different recipe.

This keto beef cheeks recipe makes 4 serves.

Ingredients for Keto Beef Cheeks

Keto Braised Beef Cheeks Ingredients
Keto Braised Beef Cheeks Ingredients

How to Make Keto Beef Cheeks

How to make Keto Braised Beef Cheeks
How to make Keto Braised Beef Cheeks
  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.
Keto Braised Beef Cheeks Recipe

Keto Beef Cheeks Recipe - Low Carb "Tender & Sticky" Very High in Collagen

Our Keto 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: 446
Author: Gerri

Ingredients

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.

Keto Asian Style Beef Cheeks
Keto Asian Style Beef Cheeks

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

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4 thoughts on “Keto Beef Cheeks Recipe – Low-Carb “Tender & Sticky” Slow Cooker Meal”

  1. This looks delicious… but what KIND of cooking wine did/should you use? I have some Mirin that I’ve used in a few recipes but only sparingly because its 5 G net carbs per tablespoon I think!!! 1/2 a cup of that would 40 g carbs!! ahhh! Is there a better alternative?

    • Hi Charisse,

      Mirin is a sweet Japanese cooking wine that is very high in carbs. You want to look for Chinese cooking wine, also known as Shaoxing. I hope that helps!

  2. 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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