My local store had Beef Cheeks and I'd never cooked them before but I bought them anyway. Most of the other recipes (on here and internet at large) called for wine, carrots and celery and/or marination overnight. I only had wine and am not fond of beef cooked in it. For this, I had all the ingredients, and the time and I LOVE street tacos so...That's why I chose this recipe. It was a WINNER! I followed the recipe exactly and I couldn't believe the results. We had it with tortillas as a taco bar with choice of onions, sliced fresh jalapenos, cilantro, and/or a slaw (cabbage dressed in sour cream, lime, West Indian hot sauce, salt and mayo). All of the kids loved it. Even my husband, who hates tacos, had the cheeks over rice and loved it. Thank you so much for sharing! I will make it this way every time I ind Beef Cheeks!