How to Make Beef Tongue Tacos

Beef Tongue Tacos

Course Main Course, Sandwiches
Cuisine Fusion
Keyword party
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Connie Veneracion



For the lemon garlic mayo

  • 1/2 cup Japanese mayo
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic

To complete the dish


  • Rinse the beef tongue well and parboil (see details).
  • Place the parboiled tongue in the slow cooker, cover with water and add the salt, peppercorns and bay leaves.
  • Set the slow cooker to LOW and cook the tongue for 10 hours.
  • Turn off the cooker. Leave the tongue to cool to room temperature. If cooking ahead of time, see the discussion before the recipe above.
  • While the tongue cools, make the lemon garlic mayo by mixing all the ingredients together. Keep in the fridge.
  • Cut the lettuce into strips.
  • Cut the tomatoes into wedges.
  • Peel the beef tongue and cut into one-inch cubes.
  • Melt the butter in a large non-stick frying pan. Toss the cubed tongue in the butter until heated through. Turn off the heat. Cover the pan to keep the tongue cubes warm.
  • Warm the tortillas (on an open flame or on an oil-free skillet).
  • Lay a tortilla on a plate. Line with lettuce, top with tomato wedges and cubes of beef tongue. Dot generously with lemon garlic mayo. Sprinkle with fried shallots, if using. Serve at once.