Lengua Recipe

Lengua Recipe


Lengua is ox tongue. In this dish, it is cooked in a creamy white sauce with mushrooms. Serve this with rice for the perfect meal.

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 2 hrs
Total: 2 hrs 20 mins


  • 2 lb lengua, (ox tongue)
  • 3 cup beef broth, or stock
  • ¾ cup whipping cream
  • 1 10.5 fl oz condensed cream of mushroom, (can)
  • 1 cup button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 6 cup water , (for boiling the ox tongue)
  • Salt, to taste
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil


  1. Boil 6 cups of water in a pressure cooker. Add the ox tongue. Cover the cooker and pressure cook for 35 to 40 minutes or until tender.
  2. Remove from the pressure cooker. Let it cool down. Peel the outer layer off the tongue. Slice the ox tongue into thin pieces.
  3. Heat oil in a cooking pot.
  4. Saute onion and garlic.
  5. Add the sliced ox tongue. Cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Pour the condensed cream of mushroom and beef broth in the pot. Stir. Let boil. Cover and simmer for 35 minutes.
  7. Add the sliced mushrooms and whipping cream. Continue to cook for 40 minutes in low heat or until the liquid reduces to half and the sauce starts to thicken.
  8. Add salt and ground black pepper to taste.
  9. Transfer to a serving plate. Serve.
  10. Share and enjoy!


  • Sugar: 1g
  • :
  • Calcium: 92mg
  • Calories: 856kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 29g
  • Cholesterol: 231mg
  • Fat: 50g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 10mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 22g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Potassium: 783mg
  • Protein: 72g
  • Saturated Fat: 21g
  • Sodium: 4189mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 438IU
  • Vitamin C: 3mg
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