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Lengua Estofada Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Cuisine: Filipino Recipe
Servings: 6
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 lbs. ox tongue tenderized and sliced
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 pc large potato peeled and thinly sliced (crosswise)
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 medium sized onion diced
  • 1 beef bouillon cube
  • 1/2 cup green onions chopped
  • 1/2 cup green olives
  • 2 cups white mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce optional
  • 1 cup cooking oil
  • 3 cups water


  • Sauté the garlic and onion
  • Put-in the Ox Tongue and cook for a few minutes
  • Add the tomato sauce, beef cube, and water then simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours (30 minutes if using a pressure cooker).Note: Add water as needed.
  • In a separate pan, heat the cooking oil and fry the potatoes. Set aside
  • On the same pan were the potatoes were fried, remove excess oil and sauté the mushroom.
  • Add some oyster sauce then set aside
  • Once the Ox tongue is tender, add salt, pepper, and green olives and simmer for 5 minutes
  • Serve the Ox tongue with the fried potatoes and sautéed mushrooms in a single serving plate. Share and Enjoy!


Serving: 6g