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What are beef cheeks?

What exactly (which cut) are beef 'cheeks'?
By Merilyn
Lisa Featherby, Gourmet Traveller food editor, writes:
Funnily enough, the name 'beef cheek' refers to the facial cheek muscle of a cow. It's a very tough and lean cut of meat and is most often used for braising or slow cooking to produce a tender result. You may need to order them ahead from your butcher. If beef cheeks aren't available, beef brisket cut into pieces of the same weight make a good substitute.
Here are some of our favourite beef cheek recipes for you to try out at home.

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