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Smoked Beef Cheek Pie

Flavourful BBQ Beef Pie Recipe

2 - 4

Serves

15 mins

Prep Time

3 hrs 30 mins

Cook Time

Andrew Clarke

Recipe author

Andrew Clarke

Is there anything more comforting than a big hearty meat pie? Slow-cooked BBQ beef cheeks offer a delicious and indulgent take on a pie filling. The incredibly rich beefy flavour and soft gelatinous seams pair perfectly with vegetables and flaky puff pastry. It's perfect whether you're cooking up a mid-week feast or entertaining.

This recipe, from chef Andrew Clarke, will yield enough filling for 12 small or 2 large pies, and if you'd like you can use the leftovers as nacho topping!

Recipe courtesy of Greenlea Butcher Shop.

Is there anything more comforting than a big hearty meat pie? Slow-cooked BBQ beef cheeks offer a delicious and indulgent take on a pie filling. The incredibly rich beefy flavour and soft gelatinous seams pair perfectly with vegetables and flaky puff pastry. It's perfect whether you're cooking up a mid-week feast or entertaining.

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High Iron

Low Sodium

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Lamb,

Casserole/Slow,

Barbecue,

Lunch,

Dinner,

Ingredients

Beef

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1Kg Quality Mark beef cheeks

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2 large onions

diced

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5 garlic cloves

thinly sliced

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1 celery stalk

finely sliced

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1 carrot

diced

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2 bay leaves

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2 litres beef stock

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2 tbsp fresh thyme

chopped

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1 tbsp brown sugar

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130g white flour

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100g butter

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1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

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1 tbsp sherry vinegar

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salt

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black pepper

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To Assemble

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1 kg puff pastry

pre rolled, enough for 12 small pies

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3 eggs

yolks, beaten

For the BBQ

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1 cup Manuka wood chip

Method

For the BBQ/Smoking

To Make Filling

To Assemble & Serve

1

Trim any excess sinew from outside of beef cheeks (don’t be too fussy as it will break down during cooking) season heavily with salt and black pepper.

2

Smoke cheeks in a smoker or BBQ at 130⁰C for 1 hour.

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3

Remove from smoker and place in boiling stock. Cover and simmer gently until tender, this will take around 2½ hours.

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4

Stock may need topped up if it reduces too much.

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Nutrition Information per Serving (304g)

Percentage daily intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ (2100 kilocalories).

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Energy

2407 (575)kJ

Protein

37.2g

Total Fat

31g

Saturated Fat

13.9g

Carbs

36.2g

Sugars

7.3g

Sodium

702mg

Iron*

3.4mg

* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)

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