Firesmith Blog Smoked beef cheek Tacos recipe 2

Satisfy your craving for Mexican food with our easy Smoked Beef Cheek Tacos recipe. Try this Meat Ranger recipe today. - Beef cheeks are not commonly found, so call your local butcher and ask them to prepare them for you. The key is to ensure that all the silver skin is removed from the cheeks. Cooking low and slow is a must for this hard-working muscle, as it is rich in flavor and full of marbling.

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November 28, 2023

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Smoked Beef Cheek Tacos

Ingredients

  • 800g Cleaned Beef cheeks.
  • Dry rub
  • 1 x 500ml beer
  • Tacos – Hard
  • Salsa – Onion, tomato and parsley mix
  • 1 x cup grated gouda cheese
  • BBQ sauce
  • 1 x avocado
  • 250ml fresh plain yoghurt
  • 3 x tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Salt & Pepper

 

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How To Do It:

Beef cheeks are not commonly found, so call your local butcher and ask them to prepare them for you. The key is to ensure that all the silver skin is removed from the cheeks. Cooking low and slow is a must for this hard-working muscle, as it is rich in flavor and full of marbling.

Load your Hero smoker with a ¾ charcoal bin, aiming for an ambient temperature of 140 degrees. Once you have coated all your cheeks with a BBQ dry rub, place them on an open grid with the deflector plate in and smoke for a good 2.5 hours.

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Remove the cheeks and place them in an aluminum tray. Add some BBQ sauce and 500ml of your chosen craft beer. Close and seal the tray, then braise the cheeks for an additional 2 hours back in the smoker until the internal temperature reaches 105 degrees. Remove from the smoker and let them rest, as is, for a good 30 minutes.

Using a fork or your hands, pull the beef cheeks in the flavorful juices they were braised in. Now, add a portion to your hard shell tacos, top it off with some salsa, a sprinkle of cheese, and finish it with a squeeze of creamy avocado white sauce. Enjoy!

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