|lazy girl's beef cheeks|
Although I have a freezer PACKED with delicious lamb, beef, pork and chicken from my recent meat share pick up, I couldn't resist picking up some beautiful beef cheeks today. They were calling my name from behind the butcher's counter.
I usually make a basic stew using cheeks, but after getting home and into my comfy clothes, I realized I didn't have all the ingredients I needed for a delicious stew, like my staple carrots and sweet potatoes. I could have gone back out to get some veggies, but that just didn't happen. Today was my day off and my pajamas won.
This isn't so much a recipe, but a loose description of me being lazy and scrounging in my kitchen for things to put together.
|spoon tender beef cheeks smell amazing|
At the fourth hour I found myself half dozing on the couch (my body does not cope well with daylight savings time in the spring). I peeled myself off the couch, turned off the oven and left it in there for another hour while I napped some more. I figured it would just be even more tender given the extra hour.
I served some up in a bowl and added sea salt to taste. I made a lovely little salad with some homemade dijon balsamic and garlic dressing and took some glamour shots. It was really really good and so incredibly tender.
Now, because beef cheeks have a lot of collagen and connective tissue, I'm expecting this (soup? stew?) to turn into beef cheek jello by the morning. Beef cheeks also contain quite a bit of fat so it makes this a very satisfying dish and would be perfect for someone following a GAPS type diet. Very nourishing with lots of gut healing goodness!
Looking forward to some meat jello in the morning!