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Slow-Cooked Beef Tongue

Total Time:  8 hours and 20 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Inactive: 8 hours
Servings: 6


  • 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 tbsp olive oil


  1. Place beef tongue, onion, garlic, and bay leaf in slow cooker pot.
  2. Generously season with salt.
  3. Pour in enough water to cover beef mixture.
  4. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  5. Transfer beef tongue to a cutting board or covered counter and cool slightly.
  6. Peel outer layer of skin from beef tongue and remove rough end.
  7. Chop the meat into bite-size pieces.
  8. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  9. Cook and stir beef tongue meat until tender, 5 to 10 minutes.
  10. Season with salt and pepper.

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