Braised beef cheeks in red wine

A tender beef cheeks recipe that will not disappoint.
  • By Breville
Ready Time
6 hrs 50 mins
20 mins
6 hrs 30 mins
Serves   4
6 hrs 50 mins
Ready Time
20 mins
6 hrs 30 mins

Manfredi at Bells has been honoured with the 2012 Good Living Sustainability Award. More than 15% of the menu comes from the garden and is grounded in core values of simplicity and freshness featuring seasonal dishes inspired by the produce grown and harvested in the estate's now famous vegetable garden.

"Italian cooking is very simple and relies on the quality of the home grown produce - simplicity and seasonality are key."



  • 3 tomatoes
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 x 300g beef cheeks
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 stick celery, finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 sprig sage, finely chopped
  • 1 small sprig rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 sprig thyme, finely chopped
  • 2 cups red wine
  • ¾ cup beef or chicken stock

To serve

  • 1 bunch baby carrots, trimmed and peeled
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1⁄3 cup chopped parsley
  • 50g green peppercorns, fresh or canned


  1. Core the tomatoes and place in a bowl. Cover with boiling water and leave for 10 seconds. Drain and peel of the skins. Halve, remove seeds and finely chop.
  2. Select SAUTÉ/SEAR function and set the timer for 20 minutes. Press START and allow to heat for 3 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and brown the beef cheeks all over in batches and set aside. Add the remaining oil and the vegetables and cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and herbs and cook for another minute.
  3. Add the red wine and cook for 8–10 minutes to reduce, then add the beef cheeks, stock and tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Select SLOW COOK. Set the timer for 6 hours. Place lid on cooker and press START.
  5. Once cooking time is complete remove the lid. Remove the beef cheeks and set aside.
  6. Select SAUTÉ/SEAR function and set the timer for 10 minutes. Press START. Allow to simmer until the liquid is reduced by half.
  7. Cook the carrots in a saucepan of boiling water for 3–4 minutes or until tender. Drain, drizzle with a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Return the beef cheeks to the sauce to reheat and stir through the parsley.
  9. Serve the beef cheeks with the sauce and a few peppercorns sprinkled over alongside the carrots.



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Guest Friday, 23 October 2020
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