Don't let the cut of meat scare you it is a very tender tasty meat. You will be pleasantly surprised. Find the meat at any Mexican market, ask the butcher. Serve this in tacos with chopped onion, tomato, cilantro, and wedges of lime.

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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 beef tongue, onion, garlic, and bay leaf in the crock of a slow cooker; generously season with salt. Pour in enough water to cover beef mixture.

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  • Cook on Low for 8 hours.

  • Transfer beef tongue to a work surface and cool slightly. Peel outer layer of skin from beef tongue and remove rough end. Chop the meat into bite-size pieces.

  • Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir beef tongue meat until tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

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Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

492.2 calories; 32.1 g protein; 1.2 g carbohydrates; 223.5 mg cholesterol; 122.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2014
Simple and full of flavor. This was my first time attempting tongue and it came out wonderful. I too made tacos topped with onion, cilantro, and tomatillo sauce. So tender! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2020
Probably won't do that again. The recipes I saw for authentic Lengua tacos don't really call for much other flavors. The one I used had S&P, onion, garlic and bay leaf. This recipe. I added in lime and jalapeno and then it was pretty good. Otherwise it was too bland for me. The texture is a little weird and I really was kind of grossed out touching the gravely tongue when I peeled it. My SIL just about came out of his chair when I tried to get him to touch it. I ended up feeding that part to his dog. My daughter and I both loved the flavor of this after I got my extras in it. We had several. The rest of the crowd tended to avoid it, but maybe gave it a little taste to please me, but I think they were all weirded out by eating tongue. Also, I think that things would have been a little warmer last night if I had told my wife that she was eating tongue before she tried it. Still a little chilly today. I'm having a hard time putting stars on this recipe, because I think if tongue is your thing, this is a really good, sound and easy recipe. It's just not my thing. Read More
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31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2014
Simple and full of flavor. This was my first time attempting tongue and it came out wonderful. I too made tacos topped with onion, cilantro, and tomatillo sauce. So tender! Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2015
Excellent!!! It reminds me of the morning tacos de Barbacoa I used to eat during my weekends in Monterrey Mexico. I cooked it on Hi for 1HR and the on Low for 6 hours. There was NO need to add the butter. It was amazing!! It freezes very well too in ziplock bags. Good Luck!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2014
Super easy! Loved how tender and delicious it came out! I recommend salsa de tomatillos on top with white onion and cilantro. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2015
I haven't tryed this recipe but I'm a busy buisness woman and I feel I got this simple recipe and simple ingredients I can purchase close to home all in one store wow simplistic is a bliss:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2016
We used in quesadillas and added some fajita spice to the meat, onion and pepper mixture. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/12/2020
Probably won't do that again. The recipes I saw for authentic Lengua tacos don't really call for much other flavors. The one I used had S&P, onion, garlic and bay leaf. This recipe. I added in lime and jalapeno and then it was pretty good. Otherwise it was too bland for me. The texture is a little weird and I really was kind of grossed out touching the gravely tongue when I peeled it. My SIL just about came out of his chair when I tried to get him to touch it. I ended up feeding that part to his dog. My daughter and I both loved the flavor of this after I got my extras in it. We had several. The rest of the crowd tended to avoid it, but maybe gave it a little taste to please me, but I think they were all weirded out by eating tongue. Also, I think that things would have been a little warmer last night if I had told my wife that she was eating tongue before she tried it. Still a little chilly today. I'm having a hard time putting stars on this recipe, because I think if tongue is your thing, this is a really good, sound and easy recipe. It's just not my thing. Read More
(3)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2016
First time making lengua I had no idea it would be so easy or I would have been making it ages ago. Next time I will make a little salsa verde. Super tender and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2017
This was so easy to make a absolutely fabulous. Fixed it as shredded taco meat! Family never even knew what I had made!!!! I will definitely do again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2018
I was very nervous about this but pushed myself to try it. It was surprisingly good well seasoned. I used olive oil instead of butter because I'm following the autoimmune paleo protocol. Other than that I followed the instructions. Read More
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