Beef Cheek Casserole

Cooking Gurus. would I spoil the flavour if I add Gravy Beef to a Beef Cheek casserole If I dont have loads of Beef Cheeks. I have high expectations for this dish and dont want to ruin it :)

Chef_nzpcltd, Apr 21, 9:10 am

how can it spoil the flavour- you are adding more beef, not mutton or goat

Chef_lilyfield, Apr 21, 9:33 am

Gravy beef will be fine, whether it's shin or shoulder. It will take the same length of time to cook and the only difference is that it is slightly less flavoursome and gelatinous. Just make sure that you cook the meat long and slow.

Chef_davidt4, Apr 21, 9:34 am

Thanks guys :)

Chef_nzpcltd, Apr 21, 9:37 am

A little beef cheek goes a long way as they are quite rich. A hint is add a few crushed juniper berries :)

Chef_beaker59, Apr 21, 3:59 pm


Thanks Beaker I will remember that for next time and you are right . I didnt add extra meat and it wasnt needed. it was beautiful even if I do say so myself

Chef_nzpcltd, Apr 21, 6:16 pm



Awesome, cheeks are a favourite of mine too cooked properly they have a gorgeous though rich texture and rather than add extra meat they go well with extra veg cooked in like carrots kumara pumpkin or butternut etc etc.

Chef_beaker59, Apr 21, 8:33 pm

If you don't like gin, chances are you won't like the juniper berries (I'll never use them again and threw them out).

Chef_unknowndisorder, Apr 21, 9:02 pm



I find that Juniper berries are not so great if you use too many however a few so you can barely taste them really cut the richness of dishes like this and bring out the flavours. If you use too much yes you get that resinous gin flavor which isn't great even to a gin drinker.

Chef_beaker59, Sep 24, 1:56 pm

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