Beef Tongue with Sauce – Raisin Sauce


Buy a 3 – to 5 – pound fresh or smoked beef tongue. Allow 4 to 5 ounces meat per person. Put tongue in a deep sauce pot; cover with cold water. Add 1 tablespoon salt; 1 small onion studded with whole cloves; 1 small onion, sliced; 6 peppercorns and 1 bay leaf. Bring to a boil; then simmer 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until tender. Drain meat; cool slightly. Cut off bones and gristle at thick end; slit skit on underside from end to end. Peel off skin by pulling skin from thick end to top. Slice diagonally. Serve topped wit Raisin Sauce (See below).

Raisin Sauce

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup raisins
2 tablespoons butter of margarine
1 tablespoon vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon chives
1/2 cup currant jelly
1 teaspoon cornstarch

Mix 1/2 cup water with sugar in saucepan; heat to boiling. Stir until sugar dissolves; boil 5 minutes. Add raisins, and next 6 ingredients. Stir until jelly dissolves. Dissolve cornstarch in a little cold water; add to sauce. Cook and stir over low heat until thickened. Makes 6 servings.

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6 thoughts on “Beef Tongue with Sauce – Raisin Sauce

      1. lovepopcorn

        When I was a kid back in the 70’s I remember seeing tongue in the grocery store. Would weird me out. I guess now one would have to request it. GAK!

  1. Avi

    Hey! Us old people — you know, whose parents grew up during the depression — ate AND enjoyed beef tongue. Back then, it was cheap. Actually, tongue is surprising mild in flavor and is delicious cold in a sandwich. My mother also made raisin sauce similar, I think, to the raisin sauce here.

  2. Ruth Lerda

    When I was young my mom would buy smoked beef tongue and make raisin sauce. It tasted like ham only not as salty and tastier. I even had it one night at college and everybody at the table raved about how good it was. I was the only one who knew what it actually was. I wish I could buy it today as cheap as it was back then.


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