Grilled Beef Tongue

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Tender grilled cow tongue eaten like a steak or shredded for awesome tacos …


  • 3 pounds beef tongue
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


Place tongue in a large stockpot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil tongue for 2 hours. Turn heat off and let cool for 1 hour. Peel the skin off tongue and discard.

Transfer tongue to a cutting board and cut into 1/2-inch slices. Drizzle with olive oil and lime juice and season with paprika.

Preheat an outdoor grill to medium heat and lightly oil the grate. Grill tongue slices for 6 minutes; flipping halfway through cook time. Salt and pepper to taste.

Preparation time: 5 mins
Cook time: 2 hrs 15 mins
Total time: 3 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 8 – Yield: 8 servings



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