Tongue Tacos Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Tongue Tacos Recipe
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Tongue Tacos

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"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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Original recipe makes 6 tacos Change Servings

Directions

  1. Simmer the tongue in water to cover until no longer pink, about 50 minutes per pound of tongue. Remove from water and let rest until cool enough to handle. Peel the skin off the tongue, trim the gristle, and cut into bite-size pieces.
  2. While the tongue is cooling, combine tomatoes, onion and cilantro in a medium bowl. Mix well and set aside.
  3. In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook tongue with salt and pepper until heated through and slightly colored, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain.
  4. In a small skillet, heat tortillas 1 minute on each side. To assemble tacos, layer tongue and tomato mixture inside a folded tortilla and sprinkle with lemon juice. Serve immediately.
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  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 11 mins
  • READY IN 3 hrs
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 22, 2008

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!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 09, 2008

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.

 
Jun 02, 2003

Hi Amy! 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.

 
Aug 27, 2006

We ate these growing up all the time! The tongue used to be inexpensive but not it has beomce pricey. (at least in California)

 
Jun 02, 2003

Try the "tomatillo" relish, it works better.

 
Jun 23, 2010

Bland.

 
Jul 12, 2010

Easy and straight forward. Tongue is an excellent meat for those of you a bit squeamish--don't be, it's worth the effort!

 
Jan 31, 2007

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

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 566 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.9 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 218 mg
  • 73%
  • Fat
  • 40.1 g
  • 62%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 34.2 g
  • 68%
  • Sodium
  • 126 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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