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Slow Cooker Lengua (Beef Tongue)

Slow Cooker Lengua (Beef Tongue)


"Don't let the cut of meat scare you it is a very tender tasty meat. You will be pleasantly surprised. Find the meat at any Mexican market, ask the butcher. Serve this in tacos with chopped onion, tomato, cilantro, and wedges of lime."
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8 h 15 m servings 492 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 492 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 38.8 g
  • 60%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.2g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 32.1 g
  • 64%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 224 mg
  • 75%
  • Sodium:
  • 123 mg
  • 5%

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 beef tongue, onion, garlic, and bay leaf in the crock of a slow cooker; generously season with salt. Pour in enough water to cover beef mixture.
  2. Cook on Low for 8 hours.
  3. Transfer beef tongue to a work surface and cool slightly. Peel outer layer of skin from beef tongue and remove rough end. Chop the meat into bite-size pieces.
  4. Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir beef tongue meat until tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Simple and full of flavor. This was my first time attempting tongue and it came out wonderful. I too made tacos topped with onion, cilantro, and tomatillo sauce. So tender!

Super easy! Loved how tender and delicious it came out! I recommend salsa de tomatillos on top with white onion and cilantro.

Excellent!!! It reminds me of the morning tacos de Barbacoa I used to eat during my weekends in Monterrey, Mexico. I cooked it on Hi for 1HR and the on Low for 6 hours. There was NO need to add...

I haven't tryed this recipe, but I'm a busy buisness woman and I feel I got this simple recipe, and simple ingredients I can purchase close to home all in one store wow simplistic is a bliss :)

Was simply tasty, will definitely be making it again.

First time making lengua, I had no idea it would be so easy or I would have been making it ages ago. Next time I will make a little salsa verde. Super tender and delicious.

This was so easy! I was worried about the last step, peeling off the skin, since my knife skills are not good, but I needn't have worried: it practically peeled itself. I only wish I had bought...

We used in quesadillas and added some fajita spice to the meat, onion and pepper mixture.

I made this tonight. First time cooking a tongue. Served as a taco with green chile salsa, cilantro and tomatoes. I did add some red chill flakes, cumin and cayenne to the meat while I browned...

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