Beef cheeks with dates and stout
( SERVES 4 )
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|8||Fresh dates, (stones removed)|
|1 tbsp||Brown sugar|
|3 cloves||Garlic, (crushed)|
|1 Ltr||Beef stock|
|2 cups||Stout, (500ml)|
|2 tbsp||Balsamic vinegar, (good quality)|
|1||Salt & freshly ground pepper|
|¼ cup||Parsley, (finely chopped plus extra to garnish)|
- If using a slow cooker set it to low or preheat the oven to 150 degC. Trim the beef so there is not too much fat visible although a little is needed for flavour, then put into the dish with the chopped dates.
- Peel the shallots, keep whole and add with the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook for 9 hours in the slow cooker or 6 in the oven. Garnish with parsley before serving with mash or rice.