How do you like the sound of tasting the most amazing melt-in-your-mouth beef you've ever had? With this incredible sous vide beef cheeks recipe, you'll be able to make the most beautiful and tender meat you've sampled to date. That's a promise.
The best part is that this sous vide beef cheeks recipe resembles one that you would normally see on a gourmet restaurant's menu. With the right equipment in your kitchen, you too can indulge on the exceptional texture and taste of sous vide recipes.
Surprisingly, you'll discover that your sous vide beef cheeks recipe is even better than the one you would order at the restaurant. Subsequently, you'll also save tonnes of money, as we know that ordering red meat cooked in a fancy restaurant can be dear.
For this reason, all you need is a proper sous vide machine and you are good to go. What's more is that a sous vide machine has multiple applications and you can even cook dessert with it!
So, come and learn how to make these irresistible sous vide beef cheeks and all there is to know about the sous-vide cooking technique.
sous vide beef cheeks recipe
Speaking of proper equipment for sous vide recipes, you will need a special kitchen gadget. Cue the Russell Hobbs Sous Vide Slow Cooker.
This multifunctional sous vide slow cooker is the perfect gadget for your kitchen, yielding the best possible results.
Firstly, you can indulge inn slow cooker recipes, as you can use the slow cooker function to cook your favourite chicken curries or slow cooker soups.
Next, you can also use the Russel Hobbs Sous Vide Slow Cooker’s temperature probe to make the perfect roast meat. For instance, this venison roast can be easily monitored in this machine.
Lastly, you can use the sous vide function to make the most amazing sous vide reipes.
The Russell Hobbs Sous Vide Slow Cooker contains the following:
- An integrated handle probe
- Digital microprocessor display with LED
- Locking lid
- 6L capacity (so you can comfortably fit 8 servings)
- Extra-large cool touch handles
- Dishwasher safe removable ceramic inner pot
- Tempered glass lid
- Sous vide rack
My favourite part of cooking with the Russell Hobbs Sous Vide Slow Cooker was the fact that it was easy. What's more, it saves storage space because I can now chuck out my standard slow cooker, yet I can sous vide too now!
Are you tempted? You can find out more about this machine here.
What is sous vide?
Sous vide, translated from French meaning ‘under vacuum’, is a specific French cooking technique. It involves cooking food at a low temperature for a long time. Hence, sous vide cooking is also known as low temperature long time (LTLT) cooking.
As with this sous vide beef cheeks recipe, a sous vide technique involves placing the ingredients in a plastic bag or plastic pouch. Next, the plastic bag is sealed and then placed in a water bath for a relatively long period of time.
Typically, the sous vide temperature for cooking meat is around 55°C up to 60°C, or 130°F up to 140°F) for meat. Cooking the ingredients on a low temperature setting ensures a a perfectly tender result that’s evenly cooked.
Moreover, when you are making sous vide beef cheeks like these, they will cook and tenderise in their own juices.
This type of low-temperature cooking technique was first introduced by Benjamin Thompson, all the way back at the turn of the 18th century. In fact, the technique was discovered by accident, as Thompson tested cooking meat in a machine intended to dry potatoes.
Delicious & easy sous vide recipes
If you are looking for further inspiration, check these sous vide recipes out:
- Lamb shoulder sous vide - if you fancy another type of meat
- Sous vide brussels sprouts – an excellent side dish to your perfectly cook beef cheeks
- Sous vide salmon – this is a favourite recipe amongst pescatarians
- Sous-vide asparagus - tender and delicious with a satisfying crunch this recipe is simply sensational
If you would like to learn more about cooking food with a sous vide machine, check these out:
Sous vide beef cheek ragu
The best part about making any type of sous vide beef recipe, like these sous vide beef cheeks, is that you can flavour the beef in any way you want. For instance, you can simply add a bit of olive oil, some herbs like rosemary or oregano combined with black pepper. You can even make a flavourful marinade.
In addition, you can even make a beef ragu and stick it in the sous vide machine. For instance, check out this easy beef cheek ragu recipe.
Here are some other delicious beef recipes you might want to get your hands on:
Sous vide beef cheeks with red wine
I recommend pairing these sous vide beef cheeks with a creamy side dish, such as mashed carrots and parsnips, and some steamed green vegetables. Keep the side dishes simple so that you can let the meat shine.
A beautiful serving of beef like this plate of sous vide beef cheeks deserves a glass of red wine to go with it. For this rich yet refined serving of beef, I recommend opting for an elegant wine. That being said, it still needs a bit of power.
An Italian Barolo for example, will provide a lovely pairing with sous vide beef cheeks. Typically you will find plenty of blueberries and red fruit, kept in check by subtle tannins and acidity. A great match for the tender beef cheeks, especially when served with earthy sides, such as steamed broccoli and potato mash.
Of course you can always go for the heavy reds from California, South Africa or Israel.
So, how would you enjoy this exquisite sous vide beef cheeks recipe? What other sous vide recipes would you try? Let me know in the comments section below.Print
Sous Vide Beef Cheeks
- Total Time: 48 hours 10 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
Learn how to make Sous Vide Beef Cheeks and all there is to know about this cooking technique. You'll never cook meat any other way.
- 2 beef cheeks, weighing approximately 900g (2lbs)
- 4 garlic cloves, peeled
- 2 rosemary sprigs [optional]
- 15ml (1 tbsp) olive oil
- salt and pepper
- Preheat the Russell Hobbs Sous Vide Slow Cooker by setting the temperature at 55°C (130°F).
- Place the beef cheeks, garlic, rosemary, oil and some seasoning, in an even layer in a pouch and vacuum seal.
- Place the sealed pouch into the preheated water bath and cook for 48 hours.
- Just before the allotted cooking time is finished, preheat a grill or skillet until it’s very hot.
- Remove the beef cheeks from the pouches and pat them dry with paper towels.
- Lightly brush the beef cheeks with oil and generously season them with salt and pepper.
- Place the steak on the very hot grill and sear each side until it’s nicely browned, about one minute on each side. Alternatively, sear each side in the very hot skillet for 15-25 seconds on each side. To avoid overcrowding, work in batches if necessary.
- Blot the beef cheeks with paper towels afterwards to remove excess oil.
- Let the beef cheeks rest for 5 minutes before slicing them thinly.
- Serve immediately with your favourite vegetables.
- As shown in the pictures, the beef cheeks were cooked at 55°C (130°F) for 48 hours, and came out medium-rare, as intended. If you prefer your meat more cooked, please select from the following: Medium : 60°C (140°F) for 48 hours, Well, slow: 70°C (160°F) for 48 hours, and Well, quick: 70°C (160°F) for 24 hours.
- Rosemary is listed as a suggestion and isn't a must. Feel free to experiment with different herbs but refrain from using too much. Since the food cooks for a long time, the flavour of herbs intensifies, so tread carefully.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 48 hours
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Sous Vide
- Cuisine: French
Keywords: sous vide beef cheeks, beef cheek recipe, sous vide recipe, French cuisine
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This looks so yummy. As a beef lover, I'll surely try this recipe soon.
Lamb rump steaks.
I would love to try this recipe out and also some fish
I guess I'd want try to cook some chicken breast to se how tender it gets.
This sounds great. I’d like to give pulled pork a try cooked in this way....
I would make some Sous Vide Honey Garlic Chicken Wings
We eat a lot of chicken breast because it is always on sale in our area, so that would be the main thing we cook in it.
I would make a family favourite meal of Sausage casserole, the classics always go down well in our house
The first thing I would make is some Sous Vide pork chops.
I would love making a stew or casserole, beef or chicken with lots of veg, those recipes sound amaizng though so would probably try out the lamb if I can get a decent priced cut!
I think I would like to try hake fillets in the Sous Vise, but may have to try the beef cheek Ragu recipe above. I know that would be my husband’s first choice.
I woul probably sous vide fish. I would definitely give this recipe a go!
Hubby would love to make herbed salmon in the sous vide
some chicken to go with my diet
I'd try salmon first x
The first thing I ever had cooked sous vide was fresh salmon and it was so delicious with a wonderful texture that it would be the first thing I tried cooking if I had a sous vide cooker of my own.
What a fab gadget. I would experiment with vegetables starting with brussels sprouts.
chicken and chorizo stew
I would love to give the beef cheeks a go. Delicious!
I would make beef bourguignon
I would like to make a sous vide venison loin. I love venison!
I'd try the beef cheeks recipe
I would cook a Beef stew, or a rice pudding
If I were lucky enough to win a Sous Vide Slow Cooker, one of the first things I would cook would be a cut of lamb - probably leg, shoulder or a rack of lamb with just a little mint or rosemary for flavour. Melt-in-the-mouth lamb is perfect for all sort of meals from roast dinners, to BBQ to Kleftiko with roast potatoes, savoury rice and salad, maybe a crusty roll or couple of French stick rounds to go with it. I do like the idea of Sous Vide Cooking as everything is more tender, flavour is second-to-none and once you get going you can just leave it for a few hours to cook while you get on with other things.
Rump steaks for all the family
I would make chicken casserolek
slow cooker sweet potato soup
Lancashire Hot Pot
I have never had beef cheeks but love the sound of the dish you have made. I would have it with some lovely veggies and creamy mash. Not so good for my waistline but perfect for my tummy. I would try making a lovely Rich beef casserole with red wine.
I'd make a hearty beef casserole!
ox tail with veggies
Slow cooked beef in a red wine sauce
I would make a chicken casserole
I think I would start with something simple like pork chops, served with some garlic mashed potato and green beans.
Rack of lamb
I would make a pulled pork
Crispy Sous Vide Chicken Thighs
I love slow cooking so I imagine I would use it for the same kind of flavourful casseroles
I’d make sous vide pork cheek tacos 😋
I'd make a lamb tagline thanks x
A tasty beef casserole!
a nice chicken chasseur
This sounds wonderful to cook some meals to get the full flavour & i love slow cooked braising steak with vegetables xx
Lamb shank casserole
Would try Irish Stew, but there are a whole list of recipes I would love to try with this very novel device
Sous vid beef cheeks would be my choice
I'd make a nice casserole
NICE FILLET STEAK
I'd try this recipe first, it looks so delicious
Short ribs or oxtail stew
as its a new method of cooking for me, I'm not sure but would certainly be a meat dish probably beef or lamb
Lamb and apricot stew
Mrs Jannine Caddick
This looks amazing, and would be a real game-changer in our house! I could Sous Vide my husband the perfect rare steak a delicious salmon fillet for me, a tasty vegetable medley and our sauces all at the same time!
I would make an oxtail stew with dumplings.
I would make a yummy lamb stew
The sous vide beef cheeks look delicious.
I would cook a fillet steak!
Sous-Vide Cajun Tilapia
oh that recipe looks so yummy 😛
Beef casserole with red wine and scones
I’d make some kind of slow cooked lamb dish
I think I'd try a roast chicken. You have to be so careful cooking chicken. The thermometer is a real, handy bonus
I would make sous vide duck.
beef and shallots
Wow! What a great prize! Would love to try your recipe... looks absolutely delish!
Sous Vide Salmon
this looks so tasty and healthy and will be trying it out this week
carbonnade of venison
Richard Eldred Hawes
As I love Beegf Cheeks I think I will try your recipe
I'd love to try some chicken recipes. No matter how I seem to cook chicken it always ends up being dry.
Cooking chicken with garlic and herbs in a sous vide and it not tasting dry is definitely a bonus
Lamb in port wine and redcurrant jelly.
I would grill some asparagus and roast some potatoes with it.
Slow cooked lamb!
What would you make with a sous vide? . . . a slow cooked lamb recipe
I would do a roast chicken
A yummy casserole
I would attempt coq au vin with lots of rich red wine
a beef pot roast
A roast chicken
I would make beef casserole. Thanks for the chance.
Caramel sous vide pineapple
I'd cook some lamb in it
It would have to lamb shoulder!
Hubby loves his Salmon so would probably start with one of his favourite Salmon recipes which includes a St Agur cheese sauce.
I use a lot of beef skirt for stews and casseroles. It is a great cut, lean, flavourful and tender when slow or pressure cooked. I would think that Russell Hobbs Sous Vide Slow Cooker would be ideal.
I've no idea, but would search recipes if I had one.
i think a nice chicken casserole to start with x
I would make a beef and beer casserole
I would love to make some pulled pork.
Any beef recipe would be fantastic, but I would try a Pot Roast first
I would make a lovely beef stew.
Would love to do tasty beef casserole
i think i would try fish first
Pork, I always have a problem cooking pork. It doesn’t matter whatever way I try, it’s alway too dry.
I'd make some veggie stew with pulses
I would use the slow cooker to make a vegetable curry. Not a spicy one though, but very rich. I don't usually follow recipes, so I cant tell you any more, I just make it up as I go along!
I would try a chicken korma
I would love to make a jackfruit curry or a potato and suede casserole! I love hearty meals especially in the cold weather
I'd cook salmon and serve it with a selection of vegetables and new potatoes. I've always wanted to try sous vide salmon, after watching too much MasterChef!
I would make Sous Vide Pork Cheeks
I'd love to try a rack of ribs done in a sous vide, I bet they would be falling apart tender and delicious.
Lancashire hotpot with dumplings - yummy!!
Beef casserole or roast chicken!
Chuck roast with italian herbs for a sandwich with pepperoncini
Spicy parsnip soup
I would like to try cooking salmon
Chicken would be great....and tasty!
I'd have a go with salmon first!
Would definitely try the Salmon
I mean literally everything, but i would start with duck and then try steak 🙂
Sandra Jo Siddall
Garlic Butter Steak and Potatoes would taste amazing!
Some salmon with herbs.
I would cook my husband's favourite, beef stew
Beef stew and dumplings
I would try this beef cheeks recipe. It looks lovely.
Would be Salmon - I love it. Definitely must try the Sous Vide recipes.
Has to be beef stew and dumplings - my absolute winter favourite
My daughter has joined slimming world so I would make the beef stew for her!
I'd have a bash at rabo de toro - I'm sure it would be delicious!
I would try the steak
I think I would try to cook some pulled pork. x
I would do pork belly for a dish
I'd make an Indonesian Beef Rendang. It would cook perfectly in this machine and the flavours would be fabulous!
Most probably chicken, its the only meal I don't mess up
I would love to make a salmon dish
Beef cheek rags
Pork belly in a smokie Caribbean sauce
Its a BEAUTY
I'd made some dishes with vegetables and tofu.
My brother was a Scottish Butcher & The Steak Pies he made were to die for, If I'm Lucky I would use it to copy his Tasty Beef Steak Pies.
I'd make a comforting beef stew and dumplings for my family.
I would make a Curry, slow cookers make them taste so much better!
I'd cook Sous vide beef cheeks in red wine sauce with mushrooms and shallots served with creamy mash potato
A steak, finished off on the barbeque. Sous-Vide has been on my cookery bucket list for ages.
I would make a chicken casserole
I'd make a start with the suggested beef cheeks
some pulled pork or a lovely beef casserole to begin with!
I'd try Sous Vide Sesame Chicken first !
I would love to try a brisket of beef, mmmmm
it would be a fantastic cassarole
I would make a French cassoulet .
Lamb Shank with a red wine sauce
i want to try steaks in the machine - then quickly in the pan!
Sous Vide pork chops. for me
the family love hotpot
I'd give sous vide salmon a try as I do enjoy it
I would make a sausage casserole
I love the idea of sous vide meat
I would probably make salmon and potato with green beans. I bet it would be so tender.
I would experiment with vegetables.
a home cooked lamb curry
Something with duck
As really like duck but not the mess of normal cooking
This sous vide would make it so much easier
I’d make some lovely red wine lamb shanks
Would start with your beef recipe as I have no idea what else to try
Minted lamb hocks xx
I'd start with this beef recipe as it looks super delicious 🙂
Chicken breast to make BLT sandwiches
The first thing I would make would be a Yellow Thai chicken curry
Rainbow Trout ,with a drizzle of fresh lemon
This looks amazing,I have 2 jobs and am hardly at home so I would be lost without my slow cooker....which is on its last legs,I would make a chicken dish in it...or a nice beef stew x
Beef and vegetable casserole
Lamb rump steak
Something with salmon!
Probably at Chicken Tikka Massala
Ioana Cristina Popescu
I would cook chicken curry using it.
I would like to make Japanese chashu pork (pork belly braised in soy sauce, sake, and mirin) . it would go togther Ramen noodles. Yummy!
I love the idea of sous vide meat
Oh gosh Id be spoilt for choice with this...well being as its almost easter I think I'd have to go for lamb first.
Love the look of that beef. I find it so difficult to get beef just right. This excellent slow cooker would solve this 🤞
I would try steak first of all!
I think I would cook duck in port
Sous Vide pork chops for sure!
A nice bit of Beef.
I'd cook a honey glazed ham
Wow! I think I would try making this first and then ex[eriment!
Sausage casserole mmmm
I would cook some fresh salmon
The beef cheeks recipe
I think I would try to make a Greek beef dish first
I would cook a joint of beef on a bed of root vegetables and gravy.
Slow cooked thai beef
I would have to try slow cooked lamb, all this food is making my mouth water. Mmmmm delicious
I would use it to cook some salmon
Home made curry
I would cook venison with this, but this sounds great and there are so many other things that I could do too.
sous vide beef cheeks
bacon and lentil soup
I would make sous vide rib-eye steak!
Beef is the classic sous vide, so probably this recipe.
I've always wanted to cook a steak sous vide - something with a lot of marbelling like a rib-eye. I've seen a great recipe for some sous vide carrots too. I'd have so much fun experiemnting with this!
I would cook some melt in the mouth steak
Perfect for a ghoulash
I imagine that the ultimate Lamb Shanks would be cooked in the sous-vide method... so that would be my very first dish !!
I would make a South Indian chicken curry in mine.
I like the sound of lamb shoulder for a delicious easter treat!!
Pam Francis Gregory
Chicken breasts would be lovely!
I think I'd start with a simple chicken breast fillet recipe.
I would make sous vide salmon.
minted lamb shanks 🙂 beautiful xx
Beef sous vide
Would love to cook a pice of beef and see if it’s mouthwatering x. Fab giveaway
A bean casserole x
Sous vide beef cheeks with red wine - this recipe looks and sounds great, would love to try it.
It would have to be something with beef, because I can never make it anything other than dry!
slow cooked beef with dumplings and red wine x
sounds fab cant wait to give it a go
I would make crying tiger beef steaks
I would cook venison as per your article - lush
Yum! I would love to get creative with stews and casseroles. Love a beef stew!
I love beef so I would give this beef cheeks recipe a go. It looks rather yummy xx
i would make some sous vide salmon
I'd make a warming vegetable stew
I would cook a venison steak with lots of home gown veg. I've heard so many great things about this cooker.
Chicken casserole x
I very juicy sirloin or medallion steak
I’d try your recipe for sous vide beef cheeks.
I would make a sausage casserole. It is our family favourite
I would try steak first
I would make a lamb curry.
The first thing I would make is lemon and herby fish
This sound amazing! I would love to try cooking a leg of lamb mmm
I think it would be a nice beef casserole for the hubby
Mrs Rachael Sexey
would love to try Sous vide salmon sound delicous
I’d like to try making pulled prok.
i think i'd try a steak first or maybe chicken
I have never considered it before but the beef cheeks sound nice.
a slow cooked lamb hotpot
I think it would be a nice beef casserole for the hubby
Sous vide lamb neck with Moroccan spices
I would love to make a nice stew or casserole.
I would like to try beef fillets with shallots, mushrooms in a red wine sauce.
I'd make a delicious steak stew
We love salmon, so it would be lovely to try that first.
I’d love to cook pulled tex mex pork in this wonderful prize
Those beef cheeks look delicious, so I'd love to try cooking them this way
Sous Vide pork chops.
A hearty chicken curry, spicy rather than hot
Chicken curry is one of our family favourites or chilli.
Wow, it looks so tasty . I love your recipe very much. I think your dish is very delicious. I will make this recipe for my family and my friend. I hope you have more recipe like this. Thank you for sharing.