Slow Cooker Beef Tongue

Yield: 6

Active Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 8 hrs 15 min


  • 1 beef tongue
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, or more to taste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • water to cover
  • 1 tablespoon butter


Place beef tongue, onion, garlic, and bay leaf in the slow cooker; generously season with salt. Pour in enough water to cover the mixture.

Cook on low for 8 hours.

Transfer beef tongue to a work surface and let cool slightly. Peel outer layer of skin from beef tongue and remove rough end. Chop the meat into bite-size pieces.

Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir beef tongue meat until tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Beef tongue is perfect in tacos, wraps, sandwiches, or atop a salad.