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HOW TO MAKE BEEF TONGUE BARBACOA TACOS RECIPE

Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 SERVINGS PER POUND
Author Mely Martinez - México in my kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 beef tongue
  • 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 crock pot, add onion, garlic, salt and water. Cover and set the crockpot in 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

When buying the meat make sure it is coming from a trusted source. Since not a lot people buy this type of cut very often, chances are you will find it frozen. I am lucky to have a Grass Fed source and the quality can’t compare to the one found at regular supermarkets from my personal experience. Beef tongue is still very affordable; buy it in a place that you trust for their quality.