Stuffed Beef Tongue


Stuffed beef tongue simmered in tomato sauce. You can serve it with white rice and beans.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
8 servings


  • 1 beef tongue

  • 1 cup diced smoked ham

  • 6 olives, minced

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons adobo seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons corn oil

  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add beef tongue; cook until slightly softened, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain and cool until easily handled, about 5 minutes. Peel off skin.

  2. Mix smoked ham, olives, garlic, adobo, oregano, and salt together in a small bowl.

  3. Make slits in the tongue using a sharp knife; fill slits with ham mixture.

  4. Heat oil in the same pot over medium heat. Add tongue; cook, turning often, until browned on all sides, about 20 minutes. Remove from the pot and cut into smaller pieces. Pour tomato sauce into the pot; stir to scrape up browned bits from the bottom. Stir tongue pieces into the sauce and simmer until flavors combine, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

401 Calories
30g Fat
4g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 401
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 39%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 172mg 57%
Sodium 888mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 419mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.