Slow Cooker Lengua (Beef Tongue) Recipe

  • 1 beef tongue
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, or more to taste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • water to cover
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  1. Place beef tongue, onion, garlic, and bay leaf in the crock of a slow cooker; generously season with salt. Pour in enough water to cover beef mixture.
  2. Cook on Low for 8 hours.
  3. Transfer beef tongue to a work surface and cool slightly. Peel outer layer of skin from beef tongue and remove rough end. Chop the meat into bite-size pieces.
  4. Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir beef tongue meat until tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.