Be adventurous tonight and try this recipe for Tongue in Green Sauce. Slow cooked tender beef tongue is diced or sliced, your choice, and then added to a flavorful sauce featuring tomatillos and spicy serrano chilies. Puree the sauce to make it smooth and creamy before adding the diced or sliced beef tongue. Serve this Tongue in Green Sauce with soft corn or flour tortillas and various toppings for a make your own taco night.

Ingredients

  • 1 beef tongue
  • water
  • salt
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 onion
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 0.5 kilograms tomatillos
  • 1 serrano chili
  • 1 bunch coriander
  • vegetable oil

Directions

  1. Wash the tongue and place into a pressure cooker. Add water, salt to taste, 1 clove garlic, 1 piece onion, and bay leaves. Cook for 45 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the tomatoes, chili, 1 clove garlic, and the rest of the onion in a saucepan. Cook until the tomatoes change color. Remove from the heat.
  3. In a blender, place the tomatoes, onion, garlic, chilies, and salt to taste. Puree until smooth.
  4. Blanch the coriander and add to the sauce. Puree again.
  5. In a large pot, add 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Add the sauce.
  6. Remove the tongue from the steamer and “peel” it.
  7. Slice horizontally or dice.
  8. Add to the sauce. Season as needed.
  9. Garnish to taste and serve with corn tortillas.
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NutritionView more

110Calories
Sodium10%DV240mg
Fat11%DV7g
Protein6%DV3g
Carbs4%DV12g
Fiber20%DV5g

PER SERVING *

Calories110Calories from Fat60
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat7g11%
Saturated Fat0g0%
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol
Sodium240mg10%
Potassium800mg23%
Protein3g6%
Calories from Fat60
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate12g4%
Dietary Fiber5g20%
Sugars6g12%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

Yummly User
Angela Q. 8 Jun 2015
I had never seen a recipe that allowed for tongue to be prepared so quickly. It's a great technique and the tomatillo sauce was so delicious!