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Cook the Book: Barbacoa Beef Cheek Tacos

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 2 comments

For those who are unaccustomed to cheek meat, braising it for tacos does wonders to accessibility because, after all, there's really nothing all that scary about a taco (right?). But odd cuts aside, these beef cheek tacos are pretty incredible. They're marinated in a mole-esque blend of spices, chiles, coffee, and peanut butter with a deep yet mellow spiciness that permeates the cheeks beautifully. More

Cook the Book: Pomegranate-Braised Beef Cheeks with Butternut Squash Puree

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 7 comments

The cheeks are braised for a few hours in red wine and pomegranate juice—a mix of acidic liquids that reduces and melds with the meaty juices to create a sauce that's sharp enough to cut through the fattiness of the cheeks, but still rich enough to taste special. More

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