Beef Tongue Tacos Recipe | Tacos de Lengua

Beef tongue tacos are fantastic when prepared properly. The ability to transform a tough muscle into a melt in your mouth tender meat doesn’t take talent; it takes patience and time. Keep the flavor simple by serving tacos de lengua with a few basic toppings. Street tacos in the comfort of your home. It doesn’t get much better than this.

Beef Tongue Tacos Recipe | Tacos de Lengua

Beef tongue. You’re here to learn how to transform this overworked muscle into something tender and savory. And I’m here to show you how to do just that! Take note, this is not a slave over the stove recipe. In fact, beef tongue tacos take only a handful of ingredients and a few hours of boiling.

This recipe is as good as it gets. This street taco recipe is identical to what is sold by food trucks or at authentic Mexican restaurants.

Dishing up Beef Tongue Tacos Recipe | Tacos de Lengua

Make sure to serve tacos de lengua taco very simply. Do not feel the need to hide the flavor of the beef tongue with sour cream, salsa, or guacamole. Street markets in Mexico and food trucks place the cooked tongue onto small corn tortillas shells and top with a salad made of cilantro, white onions, and fresh lime juice. In addition to the cilantro and white onion topping, sliced radishes and grilled jalapeno peppers balance the tacos quite well.

In order to create a heartier meal homemade refried beans and Mexican rice are a great addition. Not interested in corn tortillas? How about some homemade flour tortillas.  However, it’s the pinto bean bread which takes this dish, or any leftovers, to a new level. You’re going to have to give this bread recipe a try!

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Beef Tongue Tacos Recipe | Tacos de Lengua – Ingredients

Beef Tongue Tacos Recipe | Tacos de Lengua

  • Beef tongue, 3 to 4 pounds
  • Red Onion, sliced
  • Garlic, 1 head cut in half
  • Bay leaves, 6 leaves
  • Whole Peppercorn, 4 tablespoons
  • Sea Salt, 2 tablespoons
  • Garlic Salt (optional)
Beef Tongue Tacos Recipe | Tacos de Lengua – Instructions

Beef Tongue Tacos Recipe | Tacos de Lengua

  1. Fill a large stock pot 3/4 full of water. Add beef tongue, red onion, garlic, peppercorns, and salt and cover.
  2. Bring to a hard boil and cook (at a hard boil) for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, making sure to not removing the lid.
  3. Once cooked, remove beef tongue and allow to cool until it can be handled.
  4. Peel the skin-like covering and discard.
  5. Slice the tongue into 1/2 inch slices. The meat should be tender and easy to slice.
  6. Next, cube the sliced beef tongue.
  7. Lightly coat the bottom of a pan with oil. Add cubed beef tongue and fry on medium low until the cubes have slightly browned. Add a dash of garlic salt to taste.
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Beef Tongue Tacos Recipe | Tacos de Lengua

Beef tongue tacos, tacos de lengua, is fantastic when prepared properly. Tongue is a tough muscle meat that is required to be cooked for hours in order to make it tender. Tacos de lengua is served with a few simple ingredients in order to savor the flavor of the beef tongue.

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 pounds Beef tongue
  • 1 Red Onion, sliced
  • head of Garlic, cut in half
  • 6 Bay leaves
  • 4 tablespoons Whole Peppercorn
  • 2 tablespoons Sea Salt
  • Garlic Salt optional

Instructions

  • Fill a large stock pot fill 3/4 full of water. Add beef tongue, red onion, garlic, peppercorns, and salt and cover.
  • Bring to a hard boil and cook (at a hard boil) for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, making sure to not removing the lid.
  • Once cooked, remove beef tongue and allow to cool until it can be handled.
  • Peel the skin like covering and discard. 
  • Slice the tongue 1/2 inch thick pieces. The meat should be tender and easy to cut.
  • Next, cube the sliced beef tongue.
  • Lightly coat the bottom of a pan with oil. Add cubed beef tongue and fry on medium low until the cubes have slightly browned. Add a dash of garlic salt to taste.

Beef Tongue Tacos Recipe | Tacos de Lengua

Homemade Adult Cordial 

Because an adult cordial should be enjoyed anytime and not only as a dessert sipper. A pineapple cordial would go quite well with this meal. The method to making cordials is extremely easy. Take advantage of summer fruit to enjoy this beverage throughout the winter and spring months.

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Beef Tongue Tacos Recipe | Tacos de Lengua

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