Beef Tongue Recipe

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Slow simmered with aromatic spices, this easy beef tongue recipe can be served hot or cold.


  • cow tongue (normally around 3 pounds or 1.3kg)
  • seasoning- 1 onion, 3 cloves garlic or garlic scapes (or more), 3-4 bay leaves, celery, salt and pepper to taste, or other spices of your choice


  1. Wash the cow tongue.
  2. Place the tongue in a large stock pot or Dutch oven with the seasonings and enough water to cover.
  3. Cover and simmer the cow tongue for 2-3 hours (cook time).
  4. Chill the tongue in an ice bath until just cool enough to handle and peel immediately.
  5. Slice and serve hot or chill and serve cold.


Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container and use within 2-3 days, or freeze for longer storage.