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GRITSBabe
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What do beef cheeks taste like?


What's the magic of using them for Mexican cooking? I imagine they must be okay, even for the non-adventurous diner. Cheek meat is muscle, not organs, unless you're including the salivary glands.






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Eddie Vedder
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re: What do beef cheeks taste like?


i don't know about beef cheeks but pork cheeks taste like a little slice of heaven.







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coloradoBengal
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re: What do beef cheeks taste like?


Bass cheeks do too.

I imagine beef cheeks taste like steak?






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Y.A. Tittle
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I imagine beef cheeks taste like steak?


Closer to something like short ribs, than steak.






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Croacka
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beef cheeks taste like steak


i would imagine so


not sure why they are considered such a big deal






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offshoreangler
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re: What do beef cheeks taste like?


Pot roast or brisket I suppose...but when it's cooked down, real barbacoa has a different texture.





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el tigre
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re: What do beef cheeks taste like?


quote:

Closer to something like short ribs, than steak.


correct. More of a oxtail meat/pot roast/short ribs texture. More delicate and tender than steak, and a deeper and richer flavor.






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Worn Hanes
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I had a Cabeza taco a couple of weeks ago without knowing Cabeza means "head." I thought it was brisket, so the descriptions of brisket and short ribs is accurate, imho. They were very good btw, much better than the asada tacos I had.

Go for it if you have the chance.






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Martini
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re: What do beef cheeks taste like?


Try beef tongue. It's the best part of the cow.





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