Vanilla Braised Beef Cheeks The weather's turned cold so warm up with these delicious melt-in-your-mouth beef cheeks. Serves 6-8 6 beef cheeks 3 tbs plain flour 2 tbs olive oil 20g butter 2 medium onions 2 carrots 4 garlic cloves 400ml red wine 500ml beef stock 1 tsp vanilla bean paste 1/3 cup brown sugar 2 sprigs thyme 2 bay leaves