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How to Cook Lengua Stofada

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 8 mins
Total Time1 hr 18 mins
Course: Beef Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino/Spanish
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Manny


  • 1 ox tongue about 1 1/2 to 2 kilos
  • 2-3 large onions quartered
  • 6 green olives optional
  • 1/4 kilo pork fat
  • 3 Tbsp. pimento
  • 1 small can tomato paste or 2 cans tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. MSG
  • 1 tsp. pepper ground
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup rum
  • 2 Tbsp. chili sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 bell pepper red & green (strips)
  • 1 small can pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 chorizo de bilbao finely chopped


    How to cook lengua stofada:

    • To clean tongue, dip in 3 cups boiling water. Let stand for 5 minutes, then scrape white, thick skin. Then wash in clear water.
    • Place in deep pan, pour water enough to cover tongue. Boil. Lower heat and simmer until half done.
    • Saute onion and pork fat (in big slices) in butter. When onion is wilted, add all ingredients except bread crumbs.
    • Stir for 3 minutes, then add to the deep pan where you boil the ox tongue. Continue cooking until the tongue becomes tender.
    • You may add more water if sauce dries and meat is not yet done.
    • Let it cool. Cut tongue into thin slices. Arrange in serving plate. Thicken sauce with bread crumbs then pour over sliced tongue.