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HOW TO MAKE BEEF TONGUE BARBACOA TACOS RECIPE

If you have never tried Beef tongue Barbacoa, this is the easy way to go. The texture is soft that almost melts in your mouth. The leftovers if any, are great for sandwiches, flautas,  scramble with eggs, etc. It also freezes well.

Category dish type Antojitos, Tacos
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 SERVINGS PER POUND
Calories 243 kcal
Author Mely Martínez - Mexico in my Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 beef tongue (2-3 pounds)
  • 1/4 of medium size onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt to taste
  • Water enough to cover the beef tongue

TO SERVE:

  • warm corn tortillas
  • 1 cup of chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup of chopped white onion
  • salsa of your choice.

Instructions

  1. Rinse the beef tongue with water and place in your crockpot, add onion, garlic, bay leaf, salt, and water. Cover and set the crockpot on low for 8 hours. Cook until tender. If after 8 hours the meat is not tender enough to shred cook a little bit longer. Not all Crockpots work alike.

  2. Remove the Beef tongue from the crock pot and place in a large dish, remove skin using a knife to make a cut at first and discard. Trim off any fatty tissue at the bottom end. As you can see from the pictures above it is mostly meat.
  3. Shred the meat using 2 forks and place in a serving bowl with some of the cooking broth that has already been degrease and strained.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
HOW TO MAKE BEEF TONGUE BARBACOA TACOS RECIPE
Amount Per Serving (4 OZ)
Calories 243 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 59mg 2%
Potassium 325mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 0.3%
Vitamin C 1.8%
Calcium 1.3%
Iron 11.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.