How To Cook Beef Tongue Perfectly!
When it comes to offal, beef tongue reigns supreme. Serve it in Mexican tacos de lengua with some salsa verde or cook it like a pot roast in the slow cooker. Any way you enjoy it is sure to be yummy. First time cooking this cut of meat? Don't freak out. Although seeing tongue meat might be off-putting at first, one bite is all you'll need to be hooked on beef tongue recipes.
Whether you are making beef tongue tacos or another recipe, the first thing you need to do is prepare your seasonings. Bay leaves, peppercorns, garlic, and kosher salt go a long way in adding flavor. Wash the beef tongue then add enough water to a large stockpot (or crock pot) and add the organ meat and seasonings. Cook until tender, which is about a 2-3 hours cook time, and remove the tongue from the pot. Peel back the white skin and taste buds then chop into small pieces across the grain. If making tacos, heat a pan over medium heat and add some olive oil, frying the meat until crisp. Add to corn tortillas and top with cilantro.