Recipe by Amy Ramirez
"As a child my mother would trick us into eating this, telling us it was beef. Now that I have kids they love it and I don't have to trick them! Warning: can be very messy to eat."
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fresh cilantro, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
6 (6 inch)
This is my kids favorite food ever! They ask for it every weekend. I like to add a little lemon juice to the skillet when frying the tongue. I also mix the chopped tomatoes, onion, and cilantro with lemon juice, cumin, salt, and pepper to make "chismol". Together with rice and beans, these tacos are a perfect meal. Thanks for the recipe!
the recipe was pretty good, but i added a few ingredients that set it over the top and cooked it in a pressure cooker which cut the cooking time in half. I added about 2 tablespoons of salt and 3 whole cloves of garlic to the water.
This is exactly the way my mother used to make these too! They are my all time favorite and my kids love them too! I Wouldn't eat them any other way, either.
We ate these growing up all the time! The tongue used to be inexpensive but not it has beomce pricey. (at least in California)
Try the "tomatillo" relish, it works better.
Easy and straight forward. Tongue is an excellent meat for those of you a bit squeamish--don't be, it's worth the effort!
ms ramirez- i cant thank you enough, your recipie was the bomb best lengua tacos ive ever wrapped my lips around. the only thing i added was a-1 sauce to the finished product. thank you again
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 361
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