It is a good idea to introduce different cuts into your repertoire, as making the most of each animal is more sustainable for the environment. It is also a great way to increase your technical skill while saving money. We recommend practising making the perfect slow-cooked meat, and this ox cheek is a great way to do so. Start by coating it lightly in well-seasoned flour. Heat a cast-iron casserole dish and add butter and a little oil. Seal and brown the ox cheek all over. Remove the cheek and set aside. Deglaze the pan and add finely chopped onion, carrot and celery. Once soft, add red wine, light beef stock, a pinch of cornflour and a bouquet garni. Put the lid on the casserole dish and put in the oven at about 140 centigrade/ Gas mark 1. Braise for 3 hours. Once cooked, you’ll get a silky, sticky and hugely flavoursome dish. Serve simply with steamed vegetables and mashed potato.
We source local meat from farms in Wiltshire, Somerset and the South West. The Black Farmer makes sure that we get the absolute best and most sustainable breeds for the season. Our free range cows feed on grass and lead happy lives in the great British countryside. By working with local produce and farmers, we promote and encourage a sustainable and ethical approach to meat eating. This reduces animal stress and lowers food miles as much as possible. The Black Farmer’s ox cheek is suitable for home freezing. Just make sure you allow it time to defrost properly.
This pack contains approximately 2 pieces.
Slow cooked braised ox cheek in wine
- 3 ox cheeks
- 100g of plain flour, seasoned with a generous grinding of salt
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 large carrots, chopped
- 2 celery sticks, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 tbsp of tomato purée
- 1 dash of brandy
- 500ml of red wine
- 1 clove
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 750ml of beef stock, or chicken stock if you prefer
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 star anise
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 anchovies
- black pepper
This product has a shelf life of 12 days from the date of delivery.
Product photography is representative only. As these products are freshly butchered for your order, sizes and thicknesses may vary. Weights and portions will be as stated.