||Preheat the oven to 170ºC. Place a large casserole over a moderately high heat. Brown the beef cheeks in the oil for 3 minutes on each side or until well coloured all over. Transfer the cheeks to a plate.
||Add the onion and carrot to the casserole and cook for a minute or until lightly coloured. Place the cheeks back in the casserole with the bay leaves, sherry and stock and bring to the boil.
||Cover and cook in the oven for 2 -2 ½ hours or until very tender. Remove, add the chick peas and place over a moderately high heat. Cook for 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens slightly. Season with salt and pepper and serve with a flat leaf parsley salad.