Beef tongue is a thick, juicy and fulfilling meat. It can be served as a main dish, or as a gourmet appetizer, thinly sliced on crackers. It is also excellent in sandwiches, tacos and burritos.
To cook tongue, simmer whole in water or stock for ~3 hours — and keep the stock for soup or stew. Then peel off the tongue’s outer membranes, slice 3/4” — 1” thick, and grill at high heat until the surface turns a deep mahogany colour. Serve with your choice of garnishes, such as caramelized onions & thyme, chimichurri, or salsa verde.
Tongue is also a great addition to a raw diet for your pets. Both dogs and cats can benefit from an occasional meal of tongue in addition to the other meats in their diet.
One beef tongue, approximately 2.5 lbs (1.14 kg).