How to make beef tongue tacos?


Prepare soft, rich and easy beef tongue, perfect for tacos!

Accompany steamed tongue tacos with a rich sauce, like taqueria!

Surprise your family with these rich steamed tongue tacos, super soft and full of flavor!

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The first time I tried the tongue tacos I was a bit skeptical, I imagined a tacky and unpleasant texture … the opposite was true, they are delicious! If you haven’t tried them, give them a chance, I’m sure you’ll love them.

This steamed tongue recipe is super easy to prepare, the meat is very soft, it is easy to clean and the taste is unique!

 1 hour approx.Portions: 4 approx.


  • 1 beef tongue
  • Water
  • 4 garlic
  • ½ onion
  • Salt
  • 2 fat peppers
  • 1 pinch of cumin
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon chicken consommé

For the tacos:

  • Tortillas
  • Onion
  • Coriander
  • Green sauce
Beef Taco

If you don’t have a steamer, you can use an express pot or a regular pot. The time will depend on the size of the language. If you use a regular pot it will take 50 to 60 minutes for every 450 grams; if you cook in a pressure cooker, it will take 10 to 15 minutes, for that same weight.


  1. PLACE the garlic, onion, salt, pepper, cumin, chicken soup, bay leaf, and water as far as the steamer indicates.
  2. ADD beef tongue and cook over medium-high heat for 3 hours.
  3. CLEAN the tongue, remove the first layer of skin (thick).
  4. PICK the tongue for tacos.
  5. SERVE the tongue with tortillas, green sauce to taste, onion and cilantro.
Cooked beef tongue

The tongue tacos are delicious, filling and giving. If you are not convinced yet, you should know that consuming them has many benefits to your health such as:

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A 3-ounce serving of beef tongue (approximately 85 grams) contains only 240 calories and from which 16 grams of protein can also be broken down, which are vital for muscle development and 19 grams of fat, which represent a mixture of unsaturated and saturated, which implies that it should not be included occasionally.

On the other hand, eating a cow tongue will help you obtain several minerals, among which zinc, which is essential for the growth of cells and for the immune function of the body. A portion of 85 grams will give you 3.5 milligrams, which will cover 32 to 44% of the amount of zinc we require.

Another benefit of beef tongue tacos are the B vitamins, which facilitate metabolism because they break down proteins, fats, and carbohydrates into energy for tissues.

Beef tongue is rich in vitamin B12, which promotes the proper functioning of nerves, brain and keeps blood cells healthy. You will also find minimal amounts of vitamins B2, B3 and B6.

Tongue tacos


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