Crock Pot Beef Tongue with Roasted Pepper Sauce

So I am very aware some of you are not venturous, so you get an amazing Beef tongue recipe with a mild insight into my life in case you don’t want to make this.  But I challenge each and everyone of you to try. I have shared this recipe with two different people who both made it and loved it, and they rarely eat beef, never mind tongue.  So get on and make the recipe and read my post :)

Wow so what a week it has been.  It’s funny the things you can learn about yourself and your body when you have been following a strictly Paleo Diet.  It is absolutely amazing to me how vocal my body is when it does not like something I eat or ingest.  What I am referring to today is last Sunday when I was diligently working on my Grilled Guacamole post sitting in the same coffee shop I am in right now.
Crock Pot Beef Tongue with Roasted Pepper Sauce
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Serves: 4
  • 1 beef tongue
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 bay leaves
  • sea salt and pepper
  • Water to cover tongue in crockpot
  • 1 roasted red pepper, peeled and diced
  • 1 roasted serrano chili pepper, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 20 ounces tomatoes, sliced
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Wash your beef tongue under cold water and pat dry
  2. Line the bottom of your crock pot with your onion, garlic, and bay leaves
  3. Lay the tongue on top and generously season with salt and pepper
  4. Add as much water as you need to completely submerge the tongue in water
  5. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours
  6. Remove from crock pot and remove the skin of the tongue
  7. Shred the beef and serve with the sauce below
  1. In a sauce pan over medium heat, saute your onions, garlic, red pepper, and serrano chile until the onions are translucent
  2. Add in all remaining ingredients and stir well
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes
  4. You can leave the sauce chunky as is or transfer to a blender and make more of a smooth sauce, the option is yours
  5. Serve over your shredded tongue and enjoy

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  1. Would this work for Beef Tripe(stomach)? Do you have any crock pot recipes for Beef Tripe? Thank you for your time :)

    1. Beef tripe would not be a good substitute for this recipe. They just aren’t similar enough. This would be closer to a chuck roast. At this time I don’t have any recipes for tripe.

  2. Have you tried crisping the cooked tongue? I’m curious because I heard on Food Network that it tastes like bacon, but I couldn’t find a recipe. Thanks for your recipe; I have a tongue on the stove now.

  3. I’ve had a beef tongue in my freezer for the last couple months. I finally got up the courage to cook it. I tried your recipe. It was very tasty. Although in the end, I had so much trouble with the look of a whole tongue in my crock pot and then peeling off the outer layer of skin felt icky. I also don’t like picking meat off pig’s heads. Give me some chicken feet or liver any day over tongue! Or I’ll eat it as long as someone else cooks it!

  4. So this is the second time I’ve tried tongue this way and mine won’t shred. Does that mean it hasn’t cooked long enough?

  5. I was searching the web for a new tongue recipe and was thrilled to find this one in your blog ( I have been a tongue fan forever) Of course I ended up continuing to read your blog. Your a great inspiration. My nephew has a CrossFit gym in Denver and has told me how wonderful PaleOMG is. Your references check out! I am looking forward to receiving your recipes and inspiration. Thanks… keep up the good work! Perhaps I’ll even try sleeping a bit longer tonight.

    The crock pot is ready for tomorrow’s new recipe

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