Beef Tongue with Tomato

Lengua Entomatada

Preparation info
  • Makes

    3 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor

By Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack

Published 2013

  • About

Lengua (beef tongue) is a delicacy that mi mamá would make with green chile. It must be boiled for several hours, making it quite tender. Once it’s boiled all you do is sauté it with onions, garlic, and tomatoes, allowing the lengua to just melt in your mouth. She would make it occasionally on Sundays, when the family would visit after mass. My daughter Veronica came up with the idea to fill gorditas with lengua. The l