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How Much Time Should Beef Cheeks Be Smoked?
When it comes to smoking beef cheeks, you’ll definitely want to err on the side of longer cooking times at lower heat. The longer and slower they smoke, the better they will be.
To reach peak flavor and tenderness, beef cheeks should be smoked for at least five hours for smokers that can keep a consistent temperature of 275 degrees Fahrenheit.
Beef cheeks need this time in the smoker because they are a tough cut filled with fat and sinew. As they cook low and slow, the sinews, cartilage, and fat can soften and render.
The result is a cut that, even though it’s been cooked for five hours, will fall apart with the slightest touch and burst with wonderful, beefy flavor.