Tacos de Lengua Recipe Video


Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time3 Hr 30 Min
Ready In3 Hr 50 MinHealth IndexAverage


 Beef tongue3 1⁄2 Pound
 Onions2 Large, peeled and quartered
 Garlic1 Medium, peeled and crushed
 Bay leaves7
 Peppercorns1 Tablespoon
 Salt2 Tablespoon
 Vegetable oil3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Corn tortillas20
 Salsa verde1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Avocados3 Medium, chop
 Cilantro1 Bunch (100 gm), chop
 Red onion1 Large, chop
 Radishes5 Medium, slice
 Limes2 Medium, quartered

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 471 Calories from Fat 311

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 35 g54.1%

Saturated Fat 3.1 g15.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 631.2 mg26.3%

Total Carbohydrates 27 g9.1%

Dietary Fiber 5.5 g22.1%

Sugars 2.7 g

Protein 14 g28.4%

Vitamin A 11.8% Vitamin C 16.8%

Calcium 6% Iron 20.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Fill 14" deep camp oven two-thirds full with water.
2. Add the tongue, onions, crushed garlic cloves, bay leaves, peppercorns, and salt.
3. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover, and simmer for 3-4 hours. (One hour per pound)
4. Remove tongue from water and let cool for a couple of minutes.
5. Using a sharp small knife, remove tongue covering.
6. Slice the tongue into 1/4-inch slices.
7. Heat oil in a frying pan on medium high and sauté the slices on both sides until they are lightly browned.
8. Remove from pan and slice first into strips, then crosswise again so that you end up with small cubes.
9. Fry tortillas in oil for only a few seconds, so they remain soft.
10. Place a large spoonful of meat in the center of a tortilla.
11. Add a spoonful of salsa verde and some chopped avocado, onion, and chopped fresh cilantro.
12. Garnish with radish slices and lime wedge.

13. Your Taco de Lengua is ready to serve.