Slow Cooked Chinese Beef Cheeks

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Slow Cooked Chinese Beef Cheeks

Recently I had the pleasure of working with Thermomix in Australia to release a new Skinnymixers Classics Mini Cookidoo Collection. As part of that collection I developed a new Chinese Five Spice Beef Cheeks recipe to showcase the very cool new TM6 slow cooking function. 

If you have a TM6, you can find the guided cooking Chinese Five Spice Beef Cheeks recipe on Cookidoo – it is incredible how melt in your mouth tender these are after only 4hrs, when traditionally you would need to cook Beef Cheeks all day.

I promised the Skinnymixers Community that I would share the slow cooker & pressure cooker version on the website – so everyone can enjoy these delicious Slow Cooked Chinese Five Spice Beef Cheeks.

If you are someone who hasn’t loved Beef Cheeks in the past, I urge you to give these a try. I definitely think they will change your mind on them!

You can find Beef Cheeks in Coles and Woolworths, or ask at your local butcher.

Slow Cooked Chinese Five Spice Beef Cheeks

Author: Skinnymixers
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, slow cook
Servings: 6


  • 2 Fresh red birds eye chillies trimmed
  • 30 g garlic cloves peeled (approx. 4)
  • 30 g fresh ginger peeled, cut into coins
  • 150 g brown onion peeled, quartered
  • 30 g olive oil
  • 1 kg beef cheeks trimmed, cut into quarters
  • 80 g soy sauce tamari or coconut aminos
  • 250 g water
  • 30 g honey
  • 1.5 tsp Chinese Five Spice Powder
  • 1 pinch freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp cornflour + 2 Tbsp water, whisked
  • 1 bunch Chinese Broccoli or Bok Choy 300 g
  • 1 spring onions cut into thin slices for garnishing
  • 1 long red chilli cut into thin slices for garnishing


  • Put chilli, garlic and ginger into mixing bowl and chop 3 sec/speed 9/MC on.
  • Add onion and chop 3 sec/speed 5/MC on. Scrape bowl down
  • Add oil and cook 5 min/100°C/speed 1/MC off.
  • Add soy sauce, water, honey, five spice and pepper to mixer bowl. Blend for 30 sec/speed 3/MC on.
  • Add to pressure cooker or slow cooker with beef cheeks. Cook for 1 hour in the pressure cooker or 8 hours on low in the slow cooker. When the beef cheeks are tender, stir through corn flour and green veg. Allow to simmer for 5 mins before serving.
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Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooked Chinese Five Spice Beef Cheeks
Amount Per Serving
Calories 260 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 39mg13%
Sodium 1071mg47%
Potassium 932mg27%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 6578IU132%
Vitamin C 100mg121%
Calcium 193mg19%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.