Lengua (Beef Tongue) Stew

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"Beef tongue is combined with veggies and slowly simmered in tomato sauce and spice. Serve over rice or any other whole grain (buckwheat, quinoa, bulgur, etc.)."
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2 h 40 m servings 388 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 388 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 25.8 g
  • 40%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.4g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 20.1 g
  • 40%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 125 mg
  • 42%
  • Sodium:
  • 1455 mg
  • 58%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * 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.

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  1. Place the beef tongue into a tight-fitting pot and cover with water by 1 inch. Add the salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the meat is tender, about 2 hours. Strain and reserve the cooking liquid. Remove and discard the skin from the tongue. Shred the meat using two forks; set aside.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion, leek, celery, and carrots. Cook and stir until the vegetables soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste until no lumps remain and cook for 1 minute more. Add the shredded meat to the pot along with the reserved broth and taco seasoning. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the vegetables are tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.



Great stew. Parents won't eat tongue, but didn't tell them and they loved it. I wasn't sure about using taco seasoning mix but it worked great. We are garlic lovers so added minced garlic in ...

This recipe was great! I boiled the tongue for about 2 hours with 1/2 an onion, a few cloves of crushed garlic, peppercorns and a couple of bay leaves. It was really easy to skin it when it wa...

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