Yes, beef tongue tacos. DON’T click off this page! These little babies are made from beef tongue that is slowly cooked until falling apart tender then chopped and spooned atop soft corn or flour tortillas. Classic and authentic.
Beef tongue tacos, or taquitos de lengua, are classic street food in Mexico, adored for their meltingly tender, knee-wobblingly flavorful magnificence. Tuck this slow-cooked beef into a tortilla and smother it with salsa and you’ve got yourself a taste of taco heaven.–Angie Zoobkoff
Beef Tongue Tacos
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- 15 M
- 4 H, 30 M
- Serves 4
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Recipe Testers Reviews
These beef tongue tacos are delicious! I’d never made tongue before. Let's just say I often order tongue tacos, but I’ve always been afraid of cooking tongue at home. The tongue was easy to find—I placed a special order from my local butcher and they cleaned up the two tongues for me.
Beef tongue tacos are my favorite at the taco stand. This recipe delivers very authentic fare that’s really easy to do and just takes a little (mostly unattended) time. Definitely a keeper. I got the tongue as well as the banana leaves at an Asian market. The recipe worked just fine. I used only a part of the tongue to make 6 tacos for 2 persons. I used the rest for a tongue ragout.