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Braised Beef Tongue (Lengua de Res)

Course Beef, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 Servings



  • 4 1/2 pounds beef tongue excess fat trimmed
  • 6 cups water
  • salt to taste
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic
  • 2 serrano peppers
  • large handful of cilantro
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp peppercorns



  • If there is any excess fat on the beef tongue, I like to trim it away before cooking.
  • Place the beef in the bottom of a large heavy dutch oven-style pot or a roasting pan. Add all of the remaining ingredients to the pan with beef.
  • Cover with foil, then lid. Braise in preheated 375 degree oven for 5 1/2-6 hours