Beef Cheeks in Red Wine with Creamy Mashed Potatoes is a dish of slow cooked beef cheeks in red wine and vegetable gravy served on top of mashed potatoes.
I recently found a section in Pak n Save Albany that sells odd cuts of meat, tucked in a small section, it is rarely missed hence I always get the first dibs on the best-looking portions. Here you can get good cuts of oxtails, beef cheeks, pork neck and different offal to name some. I rarely visit this supermarket as we have a Pak n Save near us but when I visit this I hoard the good cuts.
From my recent hoard I got some beef cheeks, a great flavourful cut of beef that yields a great dish when braised for a long time. Was planning to cook in in Red wine with some vegetables and serve it with mashed potatoes. Preparing this dish is quite easy, a simple sauté and browning then just leave it to cook slowly braising in a rich red wine sauce. The braising liquid will be used as the gravy, smoothing it with a hand blender and further reducing it.
Trust me this is one of the best dishes I ever created, simple yet it rocks. Fork tender is an understatement as you can use a spoon without a force to cut the meat. The flavour is stunning a well, the vegetables and red wine with the beef gives out a lot of umami that makes you drool at every bite.