I cooked beef tongue for the first time (tacos de lengua)


I'm using a tacos de lengua recipe from La Cocina Del Tavo and I'll link their video below so you can watch a pro do it. I made a few mistakes while cooking this. First, he said to rinse off the tongue and then make a slice down the middle to make it easier to remove the outer part after it's done cooking. I put it in a pot and filled it with enough water to cover the top. Seasoned with black pepper, 5-6 bay leaves, and half of an onion quartered. Then, cover and bring to a boil. Once it's boiling, then change the heat to low. Then, I deseeded about 8 guajillo chiles and rehydrated them in hot water for 10 minutes. Then, I added it all together to a blender and added way too much water. So, the blending process was challenging. I also didn't lack the blender correctly. I added it all to a simmering broth. Um, my third mistake was that I forgot to blend garlic with the chili so I had to do it separately.


I brought it back to a boil and added 1 tbsp of oregano and 2 tbsp of salt. I let this cook for 4 hours and I had to occasionally add some water. I removed the outer part and chopped it all up, heated up some green corn tortillas from my friends at Pinole Blue, added the lengua, chopped red onion and cilantro. Then, I added a little bit of the broth and squeezed some lime. I got to admit. I'm pretty proud of myself for not messing these up. I will definitely be making these again.