Grass-fed Beef Recipe

Organic Chef Beef Cheeks

Ingredients

2 Tablespoons Organic extra-virgin olive oil
4 US Wellness Grass Fed beef cheeks, trimmed of excess fat
1 Organic onion, finely chopped
1 Organic carrot, finely chopped
1 Organic celery rib, finely chopped
2 Cups red wine. (Red Truck works very well)
1 Lg. can organic whole tomatoes including juice, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a Dutch Oven(Or a large heavy oven safe pot) over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking. While oil is heating, pat beef cheeks dry and season with salt and pepper. Brown beef on all sides, about 15-20 minutes total and set aside with tongs do not stab your cheeks, place in a bowl. Pour off fat from pot, leaving about 2 tablespoons and cook onion, carrot, and celery over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 10 minutes.

Add wine and scrape up any brown bits (Deglaze). Increase heat to high and boil until liquid is reduced by half, about 10 minutes.

Return cheeks (with any juices) to pot and add tomatoes with juice, salt, and pepper. Bring to a simmer, then braise, covered, in oven until very tender, about 3 hours.

Organic Chefs Note:
Beef Cheeks from US Wellness get better with age. So make plenty and try them the next day, or make them a day in advance.