Rating: 4.36 stars
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

As a child my mother would trick us into eating this, telling us it was beef. Now that I have kids they love it and I don't have to trick them! Warning: can be very messy to eat.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
11 mins
additional:
2 hrs 29 mins
total:
3 hrs
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 tacos
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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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  • Simmer the tongue in water to cover until no longer pink, about 50 minutes per pound of tongue. Remove from water and let rest until cool enough to handle. Peel the skin off the tongue, trim the gristle, and cut into bite-size pieces.

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  • While the tongue is cooling, combine tomatoes, onion and cilantro in a medium bowl. Mix well and set aside.

  • In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook tongue with salt and pepper until heated through and slightly colored, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain.

  • In a small skillet, heat tortillas 1 minute on each side. To assemble tacos, layer tongue and tomato mixture inside a folded tortilla and sprinkle with lemon juice. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

566 calories; protein 34.2g; carbohydrates 15.9g; fat 40.1g; cholesterol 218.5mg; sodium 126.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2008
This is my kids favorite food ever! They ask for it every weekend. I like to add a little lemon juice to the skillet when frying the tongue. I also mix the chopped tomatoes onion and cilantro with lemon juice cumin salt and pepper to make "chismol". Together with rice and beans these tacos are a perfect meal. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(28)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/09/2008
the recipe was pretty good but i added a few ingredients that set it over the top and cooked it in a pressure cooker which cut the cooking time in half. I added about 2 tablespoons of salt and 3 whole cloves of garlic to the water. Read More
(34)
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
01/09/2008
the recipe was pretty good but i added a few ingredients that set it over the top and cooked it in a pressure cooker which cut the cooking time in half. I added about 2 tablespoons of salt and 3 whole cloves of garlic to the water. Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2008
This is my kids favorite food ever! They ask for it every weekend. I like to add a little lemon juice to the skillet when frying the tongue. I also mix the chopped tomatoes onion and cilantro with lemon juice cumin salt and pepper to make "chismol". Together with rice and beans these tacos are a perfect meal. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2003
Hi Amy! This is exactly the way my mother used to make these too! They are my all time favorite and my kids love them too! I Wouldn't eat them any other way either. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/02/2003
Try the "tomatillo" relish it works better. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2006
We ate these growing up all the time! The tongue used to be inexpensive but not it has beomce pricey. (at least in California) Read More
(9)
Rating: 2 stars
06/23/2010
Bland. Read More
(8)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2010
Easy and straight forward. Tongue is an excellent meat for those of you a bit squeamish--don't be it's worth the effort! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2007
ms ramirez- i cant thank you enough your recipie was the bomb best lengua tacos ive ever wrapped my lips around. the only thing i added was a-1 sauce to the finished product. thank you again Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
06/02/2003
sounds kinda gross but these are really good. Read More
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