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Lengua (Beef Tongue)

Rated as 4.46 out of 5 Stars

"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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Ingredients

3 h servings 384 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings

Directions

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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


Per Serving: 384 calories; 24.4 g fat; 20.8 g carbohydrates; 22.3 g protein; 131 mg cholesterol; 319 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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 o...

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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 pepper...

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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 o...

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...

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 pepper...

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 g...

Great!!! Different from the way I've had it in the past but quite tasty! Thanks!

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!

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.

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 c...