2 lbs Beef Cheeks
1 cup Beef Stock
3 Garlic Cloves, Minced
1 tbsp Hot Sauce
Jalapeno Pepper, minced
TT Louisiana Grills Smokey Spicy Sweet Hot
1 tbsp Olive Oil
Queso Fresco, crumbled
Red Onion, Diced
1/2 sliced Yellow Onion
Tender, beefy and rich in flavor, this Smoked Beef Cheek Barbacoa is made from an often underappreciated cut of beef. Beef cheeks are an economical cut that are often braised or used in stews as the fatty tissue benefits from low and slow cooks. Serve the succulent shreds of beef on corn tortillas with fresh toppings like jalapeno, queso fresco, or avocado.
Barbacoa is a traditional Mexican beef dish that uses Beef Cheeks which are typically braised or stewed in a liquid. In this version, the beef cheeks are seasoned, smoked and then braised in a flavorful stock until fork-tender.
The spicy aroma of our Texas Mesquite Hardwood Pellets make this an obvious choice for Barbacoa.
Note: This recipe uses Louisiana Grills Smokey Spicy Sweet Hot Rub.
Can’t find beef cheeks in your area? Try this recipe with chuck roast instead.