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Authentic Beef Tongue Tacos (Tacos de Lengua)

These beef tongue tacos, or tacos de lengua, are tender, flavorful, and very authentic. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: tacos de lengua, tongue
Servings: 20 Tacos
Calories: 196kcal


  • 1 Beef Tongue Rumba Meats
  • 1.5 liters water
  • 1 onion
  • 1 bunch thyme fresh
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 20 corn tortillas
  • 3 limes
  • 1 bunch cilantro chopped
  • 1 cup salsa verde
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil


  • Start by cleaning the beef tongue and cutting off excess fat
  • Add the onion, the thyme, the garlic cloves, and the salt to a large stockpot full of boiling water, and then add the beef tongue
  • Let cook over medium heat for 30-45 minutes, or until you can easily insert a fork
  • Once tender, remove the beef tongue, and peel away the outer layer of the beef tongue
  • Next, cut the meat from the beef tongue into very small pieces
  • take 1/4 cup of the water where you boiled the beef tongue, and add it to 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil, and add to a frying pan over medium heat
  • Add the chopped up beef tongue and mix and let cook for a couple of minutes
  • Make the tacos by adding a small amount of the beef tongue to a corn tortilla and top with chopped onions, chopped cilantro, lime juice, salt, and salsa verde


Serving: 1Taco | Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 252mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 4.3mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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