Approx weight: 450 grams (1 lb)
Buy Ox Cheek Online
Buy some of the most delicious ox cheek available. Eat Great Meat work with local farmers in Yorkshire to product the tastiest beef on the market, sourced from only traditional breeds of heritage cattle including Aberdeen Angus, Highland and Dexter to guarantee high quality. Ox cheek in history was an extremely common way to eat beef, but faded out in time as people began to favour other cuts. Recently, however, this mouth-watering cut has seen a revival.
Also known as ‘beef cheek’, it needs to be slow cooked in order to be at its best. It’s perfect for adding to a stew in the slow cooker, forgetting about while you enjoy your day and returning to a rich and hearty meal. Our ox cheek is delivered in medallions; you can slice/dice it for your stew or simply add to the slow cooker straight out of the wrappings. However you enjoy it, we promise you will!
It’s a great way to feed a hearty and warming meal to the family on a budget. The price is cheaper for this cut of beef than many other options — mainly due to the fact it has to be slow cooked. However, it’s still highly versatile as it works in a range of different stews, tagines and casseroles.
What is Ox Cheek?
Ox cheek, also referred to as beef cheek, is a cut of beef that comes from the cheek muscles of a cow. It has as much rich and delicious taste as ox tail so is a great option for stews and casseroles. Its full taste is usually because it’s an extremely strong and well-worked muscle over the cow’s lifetime. This makes ox cheek from grass-fed cattle (like those we use at Eat Great Meat) an even better choice!
How to Cook Ox Cheek:
While it’s vital to store this meat in the fridge, ensure you remove it a couple of hours before cooking so it can reach room temperature. This allows the meat to relax and creates a much better texture and taste. Remove the ox cheek from the packaging and pat dry to remove any excess moisture. Fry off the meat in a large frying pan to seal in the flavour and moisture. Depending on your recipe, you can then add it to a slow cooker or large casserole dish in the oven with onions, garlic, stock and vegetables. We love to add some red wine too to give the flavour a rich depth.
Our ox cheek is truly delicious and makes some of the best casseroles and stews. We challenge you not to love it!