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Beef Cheeks

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:22 pm
by BArevalos210
Has anyone tried smoking beef cheeks to make breakfast taco barbacoa?

Any suggestions? Not sure if they sell it at H.E.B.

Re: Beef Cheeks

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:00 am
by Txdragon
BArevalos210 wrote:Has anyone tried smoking beef cheeks to make breakfast taco barbacoa?

Any suggestions? Not sure if they sell it at H.E.B.

Yuppers! I do at least twice a month. Not too often because the ONLY place I can purchase beef cheek is a bit of a drive for me. Nobody.. Carries.. It.. Here..
Anywho.. I cook it up about the same as I would a chuck roast with a couple small exceptions. I let it roll for only an hour before I wrap it up, and pour the smoke on during that time. Then it goes for an all day cook at 250. Wrapping is important or it will dry out horrendously.

Re: Beef Cheeks

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:02 am
by Txdragon
Oh, HEB carries it by the way. That's where I used to get mine. It's usually around the tongue and tripe area.

Re: Beef Cheeks

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:35 pm
by Russ
Beef cheeks are very popular here, slow roasted in the oven. Post pics if you do them please.

Russ

Re: Beef Cheeks

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:12 am
by dub'
I've had good luck smoking them a bit first then finishing in the crock pot.

Re: Beef Cheeks

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:05 pm
by Txdragon
Russ wrote:Beef cheeks are very popular here, slow roasted in the oven. Post pics if you do them please.

Russ

I'm prepping these for an overnight cook to be ready for breakfast!
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Re: Beef Cheeks

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:23 pm
by Russ
What are you prepping with please.

Russ

Re: Beef Cheeks

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:25 pm
by Txdragon
Russ wrote:What are you prepping with please.

Russ

Salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder, and cumin.

Re: Beef Cheeks

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:30 pm
by Russ
Txdragon wrote:
Russ wrote:What are you prepping with please.

Russ

Salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder, and cumin.


Fwiw I always use coriander with cumin, a bit like salt n pepper, made for each other. You just reminded me I have some cheeks in my freezer......somewhere??? Lol, how are you cooking these.?

Russ

Re: Beef Cheeks

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:16 pm
by Txdragon
Russ wrote:
Fwiw I always use coriander with cumin, a bit like salt n pepper, made for each other. You just reminded me I have some cheeks in my freezer......somewhere??? Lol, how are you cooking these.?

Russ

They are getting wrapped up like a present and put in a 225 degree oven all night, or 10 hours. I usually start them at bedtime, 10pm-ish, and pull them around 8am; the time I'm ready for breakfast!
I will be making some homemade flour tortillas for them also. I'll have a post on it in the other than bbq section.

Re: Beef Cheeks

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:18 pm
by Russ
Txdragon wrote:
Russ wrote:
Fwiw I always use coriander with cumin, a bit like salt n pepper, made for each other. You just reminded me I have some cheeks in my freezer......somewhere??? Lol, how are you cooking these.?

Russ

They are getting wrapped up like a present and put in a 225 degree oven all night, or 10 hours. I usually start them at bedtime, 10pm-ish, and pull them around 8am; the time I'm ready for breakfast!
I will be making some homemade flour tortillas for them also. I'll have a post on it in the other than bbq section.


Yummy.

Russ