Recipe: beef cheeks with saffron risotto

Wet weather weekends are the perfect time to bring out the hearty dishes, which is exactly what we did one Saturday recently while curtains of rain poured down outside. My boy had stopped by the butcher earlier in the week to pick up some beautiful plump beef cheeks, and while we normally go down the route of a classic slow braise accompanied by mash, we decided to try something different this time around.


After a bit of research we discovered this wonderful recipe for beef cheeks with saffron risotto on the Gourmet Traveller website. We didn’t quite have the right ingredients so I’ve listed it as I made it below, but if you’d like the original recipe here it is – which I’m sure is better than my rendition! But in saying that, we really loved the result and it was definitely all we needed to warm our bones on such a windy day.

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6 Comments

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    Annie Long
    6 June 2015 at 1:39 pm

    YUMMMMMMMMM….. this looks so tempting

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    Martine @ Chompchomp
    7 June 2015 at 2:50 am

    Oh my slow cooked deliciousness! We just had beef cheeks with fresh truffle at Must last night and now I want it all over again!!!

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    Queen of Bad Timing
    7 June 2015 at 2:35 pm

    It's a great winter warmer dish, very hearty!

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    Queen of Bad Timing
    7 June 2015 at 2:36 pm

    YUM! I'm so excited that it's truffle season, so many great dishes to try with such a fab produce. I think a trip back to Must soon is in order ๐Ÿ™‚

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    thehungrymum.com
    15 June 2015 at 2:27 am

    I reckon the Hungry Dad would swoon if I made this for his dinner #writesShoppingList #buysBeefCheeks

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    Queen of Bad Timing
    17 June 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Hope you guys enjoy it! We like to shred these and make pies too ๐Ÿ™‚

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