About this cut
Pickled or slowly braised, beef tongue is a classic eastern European delicacy, and these tongues from our pasture-raised cattle are the epitome of comfort food: richly flavored, tender, delicious. All of our Black Angus cattle are bred for tenderness and raised in the US on pasture with no hormones or antibiotics. At Grow & Behold, we take care every step of the way to make sure the meat is raised well, processed humanely, expertly butchered, carefully packaged, delivered seamlessly and prepared with confidence in your kitchen. It is our great pleasure to bring these delicious meats to your table.
We recommend harnessing your inner Jewish deli by cooking your beef cow tongue low and slow, then slicing it thinly for a sandwich right out of the Lower East Side. Raw Tongues are ready for braising (similar to beef cheeks or Second Cut Brisket) or making your own pickled tongue. Pickled Tongues are pickled with classic corned beef spicing, but must still be braised or steamed before eating.
Please note: Raw Beef Tongue is kosher for Passover. Pickled Beef Tongue is not kosher for Passover.
Basic Cooking Technique:
- For braised tongue, cover with broth and aromatics and braise at low temperature until tender.
- To prepare Pickled Tongue: Remove from package. Braise at 300F, tightly covered and partially-submerged in liquid, 2-4 hours or until tender. Peel, slice and serve.
Ingredients (Pickled Tongue Only)
Beef, Water, Sugar, Spices, Salt, Cherry Powder, Celery Powder
Products are packed with coolant during their journey to ensure they arrive in great shape. Meats will arrive frozen or refrigerated. Most of our products are shipped frozen; occasionally, due to a very quick turnaround between when the meats arrive at our freezing and distribution facility and when they are delivered to you, meats may be shipped fresh. Meat that is cold to the touch can be refrigerated for immediate use, or frozen for later use. Learn more.
*Price per pound is an estimate for comparison purposes only. Click on the "Details" tab to learn more.
My sweet & sour tongue is very popular. Simmer the tongue in water for about 2 hours (until soft). Let tongue cool until easy to handle & then peel off skin & slice. (May need a knife to help peeling). Put sliced tongue in baking dish. For 2 lb. of tongue combine 15 oz. guava jelly, 15 oz. chili sauce & a little lemon juice in a sauce pan. Add raisins if desired. Heat until jelly is melted, stir and pour over tongue. Refrigerate overnight or freeze. Reheat in oven before serving.
speedy delivery. will definitely order again!
The tongue arrive well frozen, and it was wonderful.
Delicious and tender.
I ordered for a catering. Came in perfect. They loved the taste and the quality is amazing
It is the second time I ordered beef tongue and both times they were excellent. The best I’ve eaten.
Cooking didn't take too long. Delicious !
How Many Pieces Will I Receive?
Our frozen meats are packaged in vacuum-sealed packages. Most packages contain one piece (ie, one Brisket). Some packages will contain two pieces (ie, Lamb Chops). Packages of smaller items, such as Chicken Wings or Pepper Steak, will contain multiple pieces.
For red meat items and multi-pack poultry items, vacuum-sealed packages may be packed in a cardboard box. If there is an option to choose how many packages you'd like in the box, you'll make that selection under "Customize Your Order." Then you'll choose your preferred weight (that is, the combined weight of all the the packages in that box.) If only one choice is showing in a green box, you do not need to make any selection.
Example: Lamb Chops
Let's say you're ordering Lamb Chops and you select the following:
You've chosen: 2 packages, ~1.1 lb, and the price shows $39.99.
You’ll receive 1 box, with 2 packages of lamb chops inside.
Each package will contain 2 lamb chops. You’ll have 4 lamb chops in total. We always try to pack similar-sized items, but you may find that some chops are slightly larger and some are slightly smaller.
How Much Does It Weigh?
We use weight ranges in order to keep our fulfillment system practical and manageable for items with variable weights (for example steaks. Packages of deli meats which are not sold by weight range as we can pack them by exact weight). The ranges are as small as practically possible to minimize the variation between the Selected Weight and the actual weght you receive. Because of this, if the price per pound is shown as "price/lb*", the *" indicates that it is an estimate for comparison purposes only, since the price associated with the selected weight is the price for all items within that weight range.
This chart shows the potential weight variance for selected weights on our site:
|Selected Weight||Potential Weight Variance|
|under ~0.95 lb||+/- 0.05 lb|
|~1 lb to ~2.1 lb||+/- 0.1 lb|
|~2.2 lb to ~2.7 lb||+/- 0.3 lb|
|~2.9 lb to ~10 lb||+/- 0.25 lb|
|~10.5 lb to ~19.5 lb||+/- 0.5 lb|
|over ~20 lb||+/- 1 lb|
- An item with a Selected Weight of ~1.5 lb could weigh as much as 1.6 lb or as little as 1.4 lb
- An item with a Selected Weight of ~3 lb could weigh as much as 3.25 lb or as little as 2.75 lb
We keep the ranges as small as practically possible to minimize the variation you might receive. Sometimes you will receive a bit more than the listed weight, and sometimes a bit less. Our customers find that on average they receive what they are expecting. But if you find that your actual weights in an order are all below the listed average, please snap a picture of the weight labels and send it over to us, and we'll be happy to make things right.