Boiled beef tongue advice

Discussion in 'Ruffit's Domestic & Wild Game Cooking/ Recipe Foru' started by Bobitis, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    Frankly boB,
    the last time I did that.......[marinated and cooked lengua]
    I got a tongue-lashing like you wouldn't believe.....
    and was told to shut up !!!! :rolleyes::rolleyes:
  2. Bobitis

    Bobitis Guest

    I can assume the lasher had a better idea?

    I'm open to suggestions. :)

  3. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    [the tongue was talkin' to me (from the pot):rolleyes:]

    Try this one:
    Boil in water until outer skin will freely peel off
    Slice into 1/4" wafers
    Put wafers and green chiles in pot and simmer for 1+ hour
    3 green chiles per 6oz tongue minimum (ortega, old El Paso, etc canned)
    May need to add small amount of water while simmering
    Eat on Kaiser roll or similar
    Spices to your fancy, mine are usually black or white pepper,
    granulated garlic, pinch of chile powder, pinch of sea salt.
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2012
  4. Your way might be better but for me all I do is put tongue in pot, preferably crockpot just before breakfast, cover, low heat and pull it out just before supper time to peel and eat. I like to do 2 or 3 at the same time and I have used beef stock, pork stock and just plain water with spices and onion. Mostly I prefer to have enough left over to save in the fridge for slicing up for sandwiches later. Can't beat a Vidalia onion, Pumpernickel rye bread and a good mustard for the king of sandwiches. (Not that yellow Kraft mustard, I'm not sure if there even is any mustard in that stuff).
  5. Bobitis

    Bobitis Guest

    Sounds good Jonah. I'll try that next time.

    How big a crock do ya got? :eek:
  6. bobski

    bobski Former Guest

    Jan 16, 2005
    va., conn., & mo.
  7. Country101

    Country101 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2004
    NW AR
    My advice:


  8. Clipper

    Clipper Well-Known Member

    Mar 21, 2010
    Amarillo, TX
    I'm with Old Grump, and my mustard of choice is Lowensenf, I initially discovered this when I lived in Berlin, but recently found it at World Market. Some years back it was available at better food markets, but I quit looking when I found it at World Market. (Lowensenf means Lion Mustard, there are several really good mustards from Germany, they really spice up Brats and other wursts.)
  9. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    That was funny.
  10. 5 quart, 6.5 quart, and a 7 quart oval large enough for a turkey. Small 4 quart and under crockpots aren't to handy in my house.
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2012
  11. Bobitis

    Bobitis Guest


    I took the tongue out an hour ago (from the pot) and put the stock/brine on the stove to simmer. It was 1:00 PM here. At 2 PM, I brought it to a rapid boil, added the meat and turned down to simmer.

    I googled for 15-20 minutes on how long to cook a beef tongue and I must say that most folks are idiots. I got responses from 3 hours (no mention of size/weight) to '4 hours, add potatoes and boil another 4 hours'. :eek:

    Seriously? :confused:

    I'm thinking 1-1/2 hrs covered and an hour sans lid. 3 lb tongue at a slow roll fer an hour should finish it up nicely.

    Some folks shouldn't talk of cooking. :mad:

    BTW, the smell is... nice. :p

    Whipped up a batch of coleslaw and biscuits. Wild mushroom gravy as a topper. And rice.

    The wait begins.
  12. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    Beef Tongue, Lengua, etc.....
    however you call it [YUK-Our sweet Beth]
    By many 'chef' standards is called Hollywood.
  13. Bobitis

    Bobitis Guest

    So much for my taste for hollywood. :D

    Can you imagine what the 'enlightened' ones would think of offal? :eek:
    Cept fer caviar and that goose liver 'pate'. :rolleyes:

    That's different.
  14. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    The 'enlightened' ones eat it, love it, endorse it,
    and could not live without it !!!!!!!
    They just don't know what it really is.........
    and would not believe you if you had the bonified truth
    written on stone tablets to show them.
  15. Bobitis

    Bobitis Guest


    What if ya showed 'em the process? Think they'd be open to that?

    I'd pay money for the response. :D
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