healthy mexican recipes


60 min

Beef Tacos de Lengua

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60 min


20 persons




5.00 rating-star (3)

Author: Monica Feluchi

Are you wondering how to cook beef tongue the best way possible to make it delicious and flavorful all at once? You no longer have to look through tons of recipes, because we’ve got the best and easiest one at your disposal. Lengua taco will make your whole family delighted as it is the best Mexican dish ever invented by real spicy food lovers. If this is your case, be sure that you will definitely enjoy this meal, and it might even become your favorite as it contains a whole bunch of delicious ingredients with the tasteful beef tongue on top of it all. Lengua taco is a great choice for everyone who’s looking for some truly amazing recipe to try out.


  • beef tongue : 2 kg
  • onion : 2 piece (large, peeled)
  • garlic : 1 piece (peeled and crushed)
  • bay leaf : 6 piece
  • peppercorn : 1 Tbsp
  • salt : 2 Tbsp
  • vegetable oil : 5 Tbsp
  • corn tortillas : 20 piece
  • salsa verde : 3 Tbsp (bottled or canned)
  • avocado : 0.5 piece
  • cilantro : 0.5 bunch (small)
  • red onion : 1 piece (chopped)
  • radish : 5 piece (thinly sliced, for garnish)

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Stages of cooking

  1. Take a large deep pot and fill it with water. Put the beef tongue inside and add bay leaves, onions, crushed garlic cloves, salt and peppercorns. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for about 3 hours, until the tongue becomes soft.

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  2. As soon as the tongue is ready, take it away from the pot and let it cool down for a while. Remove all the light-colored skin-like covering with a sharp knife or your fingers. Throw it away.

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  3. Then slice the tongue into thin strips. Use as much tongue as you need to cook your tacos.

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  4. Take a frying pan then, heat oil in it and sauté the tongue slices on medium fire. Make sure to fry the pieces on both sides until they become light brown. Remove the slices from the pot, let them cool down a bit and cut into cubes.

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  5. Finally, soften your tortillas in the microwave oven for about 10 seconds each. Stuff each tortilla with the meat and add one spoon of salsa verde above. Then add avocado, chopped fresh cilantro and onion. Garnish with slices of radish and serve! Enjoy!   

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