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Nations Best® Recipes

Pickled Tongue STOVE TOP 2

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Never cooked Tongue? Well, here are four simple, basic recipes for Nations Best® Pickled Tongue that will take you on a delicious culinary adventure. Two use a pressure cooker; two are prepared on the stovetop. Then, have fun using the sliced meat in other recipes from sandwiches to served with various sauces, in tacos, salads, pastas and more.

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Ingredients

  • 1 Nations Best® Pickled Beef Tongue (3 lb)
  • 2 c white wine vinegar
  • 3 large onions, quartered
  • c sugar
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 whole cloves
  • Pinch white pepper
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp pickling spice, tied up in cheesecloth

Directions

  1. Place the Tongue in a large heavy pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, skimming off any fat or foam that rises to the surface. Reduce the heat, and simmer, covered, until tender, 2 1/2o 3 hours.
  2. Remove the pot from the heat and let the Tongue cool in the cooking liquid. Skim off any fat.
  3. Place 3 cups of the cooking liquid in a heavy saucepan (reserve the rest for another use or discard). Add the vinegar, onions, sugar, honey, bay leaf, cloves, white pepper, and cinnamon. Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the pickling spice and simmer for 5 minutes longer.
  5. Remove the bay leaf, cloves, and spice bag.
  6. Place the Tongue in a bowl and pour the liquid over it. Chill for at least 1 1/2ours and slice crosswise on the diagonal, before serving.