Delicious Beef Tongue Tacos


This is a really mouth-watering way of making tongue. It practically melts in your mouth. Enjoy!

close up view of Beef Tongue Tacos garnished with cheese and fresh herbs, served with lime wedges and avocado on a platter
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs 30 mins
20 tacos


  • 1 beef tongue

  • ½ white onion, sliced

  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 bay leaf

  • salt to taste

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 5 Roma tomatoes

  • 5 serrano peppers

  • salt to taste

  • ½ onion, diced

  • 2 (10 ounce) packages corn tortillas


  1. Place the beef tongue in a slow cooker and cover with water. Add the onion slices, garlic, and bay leaf. Season with salt. Cover and cook on Low overnight or 8 hours. Remove the tongue and shred the meat into strands.

  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook the tomatoes and peppers in the hot oil until softened on all sides. Remove the tomatoes and peppers in a blender, keeping the oil on the heat; season with salt. Blend briefly until still slightly chunky. Cook the diced onion in the skillet until translucent; stir in the tomato mixture. Cook another 5 to 6 minutes. Build the tacos by placing shredded tongue meat into a tortilla and spooning salsa over the meat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

227 Calories
14g Fat
14g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 227
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 46mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 196mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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