Beef Tongue in White Sauce

Beef Tongue in White Sauce is a dish that is very similar to Beef Stroganoff. The beef tongue chunks are even more tender than regular beef and the sauce is very creamy. This goes well with any grain, pasta or even mashed potatoes. Scroll down below to see how you can cut down cooking time with a Pressure Cooker.

Beef Tongue in White Sauce is a dish that is very similar to Beef Stroganoff. The beef tongue chunks are even more tender than beef and the sauce is very creamy. This goes well with any grain, pasta or even mashed potatoes. To speed up the process of cooking the beef tongue, cook it in an Instant Pot for about 70 minutes. 

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Beef Tongue in White Sauce

While you think of the answer, let me share a recipe of this beef tongue in white sauce. This is my dad’s recipe and it’s something I always love when my he makes it.

What does Beef Tongue taste like?

For those that have never tried tongue meat, you’re really missing out. It’s similar to the beef chuck, but the meat is a lot more tender. Where I come from, beef tongue is served in a couple of ways. One is just slicing it cold, then serving it alongside all cold cuts. Another is using the Beef Tongue in place of the regular beef chuck to make something similar to Beef Stroganoff. Russians also make really good beef tongue aspic, but any choice you go with is a great choice!

But! Today, I want to encourage you to try Beef Tongue in white sauce, try it and you won’t regret it!

HOW TO MAKE BEEF TONGUE IN WHITE SAUCE – Print-friendly version: 

Beef Tongue in White Sauce

Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Russian, Ukrainian
Calories: 524 kcal
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 Beef Tongue
  • 1 large onion peeled, whole
  • 1 large carrot peeled
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 10 peppercorns
  • 6-7 stems of parsley
  • Salt

White Sauce

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2-3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1-2 cloves garlic crushed/chopped or 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground pepper
  • Salt
  • 3 tbsp parsley rinsed and chopped

Instructions

How to cook Beef Tongue on Stovetop

  1. Wash the tongue under cold running water. Place it in a large pot, cover with water and bring to boil.

  2. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 2 hours being vigilant to keep the meat submerged under water and to skim the top from impurities. You can place a smaller lid on top of the tongue to keep it submerged (by the weight of the lid). Add hot boiling water to the pot as it evaporates.

  3. After about 2 hours add the onion, carrot, peppercorns, bay leaf and salt and simmer for another 40 minutes to 1 hour. 

  4. When the meat is fork tender, remove it from the pot into a different bowl. Let it cool. Add the parsley to the stock and turn the heat off.

  5. Once the meat is cool enough to handle, peel off the outer tongue skin.

How to Cook Beef Tongue in a Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot)

  1. Place beef tongue into the pressure cooker pot and cover with water by about 2 inches. Also add the onion, carrots, peppercorns, bay leaf, salt, and parsley. 

  2. Set the pressure cooker to "Manual" and cook on "high" for 90 minutes. Then allow natural pressure release.

    Then, remove the tongue out of the broth and peel off the skin. Allow to cool.

To make Beef in White Sauce

  1. Cut the meat into 1/4 inch slices and then cut those slices into 2-inch strips.

  2. Heat the skillet with the butter, add the onion and sweat it, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add the flour and cook it in the butter, continuously mixing it with a spoon, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the chopped beef tongue, heavy cream, milk and sour cream, salt and pepper. Mix with a spoon until smooth and creamy. Add the crushed garlic or garlic powder.
  5. Let come to a boil and cook for another 3-4 minutes, continuously mixing with a wooden spoon to prevent scorching.
  6. Add the chopped parsley.  Mix. Serve right away.

Recipe Notes

Serve over mashed potatoes, pasta, rice or buckwheat.
The meat stock that's left over can be used to make a wonderful soup or reduced further to half it's amount, frozen in ice cube tray and used to add flavor to sauces.

Nutrition Facts
Beef Tongue in White Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 524 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44g 68%
Saturated Fat 25g 125%
Cholesterol 184mg 61%
Sodium 157mg 7%
Potassium 551mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Sugars 3g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 52%
Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 13.3%
Iron 14.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Does anyone know how to make booyah with cow tongue and half and half. It’s a cream soup

    · Reply
  • Olga, I added a little more clarification, hope this makes sense now.

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  • Olga

    Didn’t quite get step #8, where to add the parsley?

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