BEEF TONGUE

Discussion in 'Cooking, Grilling, BBQ, and Recipes' started by WillyB71, Jul 7, 2020.

  1. WillyB71

    WillyB71 Well-Known Member

    Split a side of beef with my kids. I wound up with a bunch of liver (trot line bait), tail, & the tongue because no one else wanted it.

    Never had beef tongue before. Best way to cook it?
     
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  2. Punkinseed

    Punkinseed Well-Known Member

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    Boil it, skin it, slice, fry then cook down in gravy.
     
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  3. outdoorjunkiebj

    outdoorjunkiebj Well-Known Member

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    I have never been that hungry!
     
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  4. Hobbshunter

    Hobbshunter Well-Known Member

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    I've et some lingua tacos. They were pretty good. Dont know how they were cooked down though.
     
  5. Mr. Rusty

    Mr. Rusty Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    A Mexican bud of mine boiled it in something. It tasted like roast beef to me. It was a bit chewy though. I doubt I ever eat it again but I won’t turn it down either.
     
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  6. JR1

    JR1 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Chewy but tasty. I've only had it a couple times that I know of. But with all the street tacos and food truck tacos I've eaten, I suspect I've had it a few more times than I realize.
     
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  7. Buckrub

    Buckrub Well-Known Member

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    Same deal everyone gets when negotiating with your kids. Been that way since they were 2, I'd bet. I could buy a new car, except for my grown kids. Now I can buy gas. Sometimes.

    Here's my recipe:

    Take an old pine 1X10 or 1X12. Lots of knots. Build a ground fire. When it dies down, add charcoal. Take the tongue and put it on the board. Season it, and put lots of mustard, ketchup, and mayo on it. Slather it on there. Keep adding charcoal to ensure the fire doesn't die all the way.

    Put the board onto the fire, just drop it down on the coals. Let it cook till the tongue is pretty charred. Take it off, and let the board cool just a bit. Remove the tongue.

    Take a hammer and knock out one of the charred pine knots. Throw away the tongue, and eat the burnt knot.
     
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  8. ray porter

    ray porter Well-Known Member

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    it has been awhile since i had it but i seem to remember it tasted like heart. sort of chewy but good.
     
  9. kerrtw

    kerrtw Member-2018 Spring Team Turkey Contest Winner

    I figure a pressure cooker would be a good way to go.
     
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  10. Triple Threat

    Triple Threat Well-Known Member

    Making me sick at my stomach! They served us beef tongue and really greasy eggs for breakfast in Minsk, Belarus! I was certain I was looking at the bumps on the tongue. I tried but I just couldn’t do it.
     
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  11. Mr. Rusty

    Mr. Rusty Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Hehehe
     
  12. N8HARNER

    N8HARNER Well-Known Member

    You are hopeless. Tongue is good.

    Of course I have never tried a pine knot. Are you saying they are better?
     
  13. Buck-Ridge

    Buck-Ridge Well-Known Member

    I have had tongue. My dad cooked it. I think he cooked it in a pressure cooker in seasoned water. I remember it being good.
     
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  14. buck720

    buck720 Well-Known Member

    This and squirrel brains would be a last resort of meat for me.
     
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  15. TJKRide

    TJKRide Well-Known Member

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    We take the heart and tongue and make spaghetti sauce with nice small chunks of the 2.
     
  16. Buckrub

    Buckrub Well-Known Member

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    It's a joke, man. I guess cantankerous people make jokes too. I have no idea what tongue tastes like. Sorry I was not being literal. I'm off the Politics forum, ok? But cooking and food is about opinion, I think. And I get to have one.
     
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  17. N8HARNER

    N8HARNER Well-Known Member

    I knew it was a joke. And it’s fine if you’re off the politics forum. You take me too seriously.
     
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  18. Boil it, peel it and flour/salt/pepper it cut into chunks about the size of chicken gizzards and deep fry.. Eats about like chicken gizzards as well..
     
  19. Scatterlandsfarms

    Scatterlandsfarms Well-Known Member

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    Rekon if I was starving I would eat it but I'm way to fat as of now so you can have it all to yourself
     
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  20. Onetrakd

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    What are you gonna do with the tail?


    I always tell the processor to do what he wishes with all the entrails and tongue but never had one offer to give me the tail.