I am so pleased Waitrose is now selling cheeks from it’s butcher’s counter. I had cooked pork cheeks before but this time they only had Ox so why not give them a try.
Because they take a good couple of hours to cook I prepared everything and left it cooking in a low oven for almost 3 hours so I had plenty of time to get some shopping and go to the gym for a cardio workout.
Great value cut of meat. 2 ox cheeks will serve 4/6 people and I paid under a fiver for them
You will need:
2 ox cheeks, cut in half
2 leeks, chopped
2 sticks of celery, chopped
2 large carrots, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1/2 head of garlic, chopped
2 fresh tomatoes, skinned and chopped
1 handful fresh thyme
Salt and pepper the cheeks and fry in a bit of olive oil to seal them. Remove from the pan and add the prepared veg, tomatoes, thyme and stock, before returning the meat to the pan