Mexicans just love to eat every part of the cow and here's a good way to prepare the tongue. You can cook the tongue a day ahead of time.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
2 hrs 15 mins
total:
3 hrs
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Wash tongue and place in a large pot of water to cover. Simmer until no longer pink, about 50 minutes per pound of tongue. Remove from water and let rest until cool enough to handle. Peel skin from tongue and trim gristle. Cut into 1/4 inch slices.

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  • Place whole peppers in a skillet over medium-high heat and roast, turning, until all sides are charred. Let cool, rub off skins. Remove stems and seeds.

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute chile peppers, onion and garlic until onion is translucent. Stir in tongue and continue to cook until tongue is brown, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and cook until limp, 5 minutes. Pour in corn and heat through, 2 to 5 minutes. Season with salt. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

384 calories; protein 22.3g 45% DV; carbohydrates 20.8g 7% DV; fat 24.4g 38% DV; cholesterol 131.1mg 44% DV; sodium 318.9mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2008
I would like to say that this recipe is Wonderful! I do have just one "beef" Haha! Why doesn't anyone mention the boiling itself??? In my experience, the boiling water must be heavily seasoned or you lose all flavor in the meat. I like to boil my tongue in water that has proportionate boullion, dehydrated onions, garlic powder, lots of salt, and a little cayenne pepper, and half a bay leaf... I don't like to eat meat that taste like water... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/26/2006
I like beef tongue but did not care for this. No one in my house would finish their serving. 3 hours to prepare and then you get some weird sweet taste with a small bit of spice from the peppers but nothing else. Read More
(41)
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2008
I would like to say that this recipe is Wonderful! I do have just one "beef" Haha! Why doesn't anyone mention the boiling itself??? In my experience, the boiling water must be heavily seasoned or you lose all flavor in the meat. I like to boil my tongue in water that has proportionate boullion, dehydrated onions, garlic powder, lots of salt, and a little cayenne pepper, and half a bay leaf... I don't like to eat meat that taste like water... Read More
(224)
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2003
I must admit I was a little skeptical about eating a calf's tongue. What a pleasant surprise! The sweetness of the corn and tomatoes complimented the flavor of the meat. It was fantasic! If you don't tell your family what kind of meat is in the meal you won't have any leftovers! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/26/2006
I like beef tongue but did not care for this. No one in my house would finish their serving. 3 hours to prepare and then you get some weird sweet taste with a small bit of spice from the peppers but nothing else. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2010
This was excellent I used Anaheim chilies that I roasted over flame and fresh corn that was also flame roasted. The water that I used for boiling the tongue was also well seasoned with onions garlic and salt. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2003
Great!!! Different from the way I've had it in the past but quite tasty! Thanks! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2011
OMG this was so yummm. I have to say though I that I kicked it up some with a bit of cilantro and lime but even without it is good. Served it with corn tortilla's. Will be making this one again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2010
I made this yesterday and really enjoyed it. The wife and one daughter only sampled it. Oh well. That leaves more for me. Next I think I will try pickling tongue and heart. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/30/2018
This was pretty good; but definitely needed the salt at the end! Next time I think I would add more spices just to add a little more flavor; maybe paprika and oregano. I also only used 2 green chilis and that was plenty spicy for us. Read More
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