Rating: 4.5 stars
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Beef tongue is combined with veggies and slowly simmered in tomato sauce and spice. Serve over rice or any other whole grain (buckwheat, quinoa, bulgur, etc.).

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
2 hrs 30 mins
total:
2 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the beef tongue into a tight-fitting pot and cover with water by 1 inch. Add the salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the meat is tender, about 2 hours. Strain and reserve the cooking liquid. Remove and discard the skin from the tongue. Shred the meat using two forks; set aside.

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  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion, leek, celery, and carrots. Cook and stir until the vegetables soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste until no lumps remain and cook for 1 minute more. Add the shredded meat to the pot along with the reserved broth and taco seasoning. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the vegetables are tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.

Nutrition Facts

388 calories; protein 20.1g; carbohydrates 17.4g; fat 25.8g; cholesterol 124.5mg; sodium 1390.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2011
Great stew. Parents won't eat tongue but didn't tell them and they loved it. I wasn't sure about using taco seasoning mix but it worked great. We are garlic lovers so added minced garlic in with the veggies. My husband want s to know when I will be making this again. Read More
(16)
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2011
Great stew. Parents won't eat tongue but didn't tell them and they loved it. I wasn't sure about using taco seasoning mix but it worked great. We are garlic lovers so added minced garlic in with the veggies. My husband want s to know when I will be making this again. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2014
This recipe was great! I boiled the tongue for about 2 hours with 1/2 an onion a few cloves of crushed garlic peppercorns and a couple of bay leaves. It was really easy to skin it when it was warm. Once you remove the main skin there is another layer of fatty skin underneath; you can either leave it on or take it off with a knife. In the stew recipe I used coconut oil instead of vegetable oil I reduced the onion and the taco seasoning just a little bit because the beef tongue was a bit under two pounds. It had a great flavor and was not over powering at all. I thought this would taste too much like taco filling but it didn't. I will certainly be making this again!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/02/2018
It was really tasty and I was very hesitant. My husband had eaten tongue before so I went for it and didn't regret it. I might have added too much taco seasoning. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2020
Made my own taco seasoning instead of using a packaged one, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Was delicious! Read More