Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A Race and A Recipe: Beef Tongue

"Come take a walk with us around the new fence."

We have been saving and waiting for the time to fence this back field
so we can utilize it better by the cows in the fall and winter.

 I love the view from up here.

"The heavens declare the glory of God;
and the firmament sheweth his handywork."
Psalm 91:1
That verse seems to shout in my head whenever I see nature that takes my breath away.
 It makes me thankful to look out over this spot He has given us
for this time in our lives.

"We want to race, Mom.
Come race with us."

"Tell us 'Ready, Steady, Go!' "





I love taking walks in the cooler weather.

What better way to follow up a walk then with the kids' favorite meal.

Okay, yes, I know this may sound crazy,
but my kids love beef tongue.

They've grown up on it
and they don't see it as any different than any other part of the cow
that we eat: hamburger, steaks, roast;
to them it is just meat,
very tasty, soft meat.

Here is how I fix it.

After scrubbing the tongue with a kitchen scrub brush,
I submerge the tongue in a pot of water,

and pour in some pickling spices and 2 bay leaves.

I then bring it to a boil
and then simmer it for about 4 hours.

It can be done in the crock pot as well,
on high for about 5 or 6 hours,
or on low for about 8 or 9.

When it is done,
it is taken out of the water to cool.

When sliced, the skin peels right off,
super easy.

The tongue is then sliced into thin pieces,
which the kids gobble up like candy.

We rarely have much left over with the three of them
and us two trying to get our share.

My husband likes his with horse radish.

I prefer mine with just a dash of salt.

The meat is so soft and tender,
it really can't be beat...

and that's a fact coming from a household of ready racers.

Thank you so much for your comments.
I have enjoyed hearing what you are having for dinner
and the recipes you have shared as well.

This is part of my 31 days of blogging in October.

Linking up to: Tempt-my-tummy
Kelly's Korner Main Dishes Link-Up.

Beef Tongue


  1. I love your pictures.

    But I just can't do it.

    Too many traumatizing memories of wayyyy too much organ meat left sitting on my plate as my butt numbed in stubborness.


    If anybody could make this delicious, though, it would be you!

  2. Oh, Jenny! What a GREAT laugh you just gave me!!! :)

  3. We used to eat beef tongue on a regular basis. My mom served it with spinach and lemon juice. We all loved it! And part of the fun was looking at the thing, with all its taste buds, etc.



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