Cheeky? I’m sure that if I’ll do a DNA test they’ll find that I’m as British as Elizabeth Warren AKA Pocahontas is Native American, so you can call me Sir Cookalot, and I’ll use British slang.
I’m a sucker for beef on sale. I went to Walmart for something and saw beef cheek on sale, so I had to get it as I never cooked any myself. It was an excellent decision if I must say!
Get your pressure cooker ready and a couple of hours, or at least 4 hours in a regular pot.
- Beef Cheek (mine was about 2.5lb)
- 6-7 garlic cloves in big chunks
- Olive oil
- 2-3 large onions chopped big
- 1-2 shallots chopped medium
- Carrots chopped big
- Celery chopped medium
- Baby Bella mushrooms chopped
- 2 cups of cheap red wine
- Red hot pepper
- Allspice (not too much)
- 2 bay leaves
Rub the meat with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil and butter in the pressure cooker or pot, add garlic for a minute or too until starts to get Golden Brown (I like that song).
Add the meat and “seal”, should have a bit of a crust all over.
Take out the meat and add onions, carrots and celery and toss in the pot a bit until gets a bit brownish here and there.
Add everything else including the meat. Add water till almost covered . Close pressure cooker, bring to a boil (i.e. when pressure valve starts to release steam), lower flame and cook for a couple of hours on medium-low. Regular pot, boil for 5 minutes then cook covered for 4 hours on medium-low.
Let cool a bit so you can open the pot. Take out the meat (carefully, it will want to fall apart).
Mix well a tablespoon of flour with half a cop of cold water. Add to the pot and bring to a boil. Let cook for another minute. This thickens the sauce.
Serve and enjoy.