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Apr 6, 2011 07:43 AM

Beef Tongue taco recips? other suggestions?

So we had some tongue tacos last week and they were great! We'd like to make them at home, but none of the recipes I've found online sound very appealing. Any other suggestions for beef tongue?

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  1. The Working Class Foodies did a video recipe of beef tongue tacos awhile ago, found here: [caution, video starts playing immediately].

    I have not tried them, nor any other tongue taco, but these looked pretty good.

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    1. re: GardenFresh

      Thanks! Good ideas there and pretty much exactly what I'm trying to do.

      1. re: Rick

        No problem, glad to help. Good luck on finding the perfect tongue taco for your tastes!

    2. What wasn't appealing. Most recipes for tongue (except for ones that involve smoking or pickling) call for cooking it whole till tender, then peeling it. At this point you can use the tongue in many ways. Lightly salted, sliced tongue is good eating by itself, but it readily takes all kinds of piquant sauces, including Mexican salsas.

      1. I don't know what might appeal, but remember, it's just muscle meat like any other. It has a great texture. I like it sliced fresh from being boiled, nice and warm with potatoes and veg. Mustard sauces are great for me, but maybe that's just how I grew up eating it.
        I've never had a tongue taco, but it must be good, tongue is one of the best meats for any sandwich, in my opinion.

        1. Most of what I've found, i.e. sounds pretty bland. I'm sure if I add some cumin, garlic, jalapeno, chili powder etc. that it will turn out just fine.

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          1. re: Rick

            Could you tell, from tacos that you liked, whether the meat itself was well seasoned, or whether most of the flavor came from additions when the taco was assembled?

            1. re: paulj

              Now that you say that, you're making me think that maybe a lot of the additional flavor came from the toppings.

          2. I did a french braise with it... worked very well! boil for a bit and remove outer layer of the tongue. sear tongue, take out, add mire poux, some red wine and beef stock and braise.