spicy shredded beef tongue
Recipe Type: Main
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Yield: 4 +
  • In the Crock-Pot
  • 1 beef tongue
  • 8 + garlic cloves - whole
  • 2 celery stalks - chopped in pieces
  • 4 shallots - chopped into quarters
  • small handful of whole peppercorns
  • 3 bay leaves
  • beef broth - enough to fill pot ¾ way full
  • In the cast iron pan
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil/butter
  • 2 medium onions - finely sliced
  • 1 large bell pepper - finely sliced
  • 1 hot red pepper - finely sliced (optional)
  • 2 tsp ground chipotle
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • sea salt and ground pepper to taste
  • garnish with fresh cilantro - chopped
  • top with homemade guac and salsa
  1. if frozen, start by de-thawing meat in the fridge. Open package and stare at the tongue for a few minutes
  2. continue by pouring in your broth (can use homemade or store-bought)
  3. next, add in loads of whole garlic cloves, some chopped up celery, several halved shallots, a sprinkle or two of whole peppercorns and finally a few bay leaves
  4. put the lid on and set it to cook on low heat for 8-10 hours
  5. when your beef tongue has finished cooking, take a pair of tongs and remove it from the liquid and place it on a wooden cutting board (or similar surface)
  6. take a very sharp knife and actually cut and sectioned the tongue into quarters and peel skin
  7. once you have removed and discarded ALL the skin, you are ready to start shredding the meat
  8. take a fork or two and basically start running them through the chunks of meat, to pull it all apart
  9. in a cast-iron pan (preferably), heat some coconut oil or butter on medium
  10. next, add in the thinly sliced onion, bell pepper, hot red pepper and cook until softened
  11. then, scoop out all the cooked garlic cloves, celery and shallots and transfer them into the cast iron pan to join the party
  12. continue cooking on medium-high heat for a few more minutes
  13. after that, take your shredded beef tongue and add it into the pan
  14. next, take a spoon and mix thoroughly, until all the ingredients are combined
  15. finally, sprinkle in your desired spices and continue to stir
  16. garnish with some fresh cilantro
  17. enjoy!
Recipe by PALEOdISH at https://paleodish.com/appetizers/spicy-shredded-beef-tongue/