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Chilean Homemade Nogada Beef Tongue Recipe
Chilean Homemade Nogada Beef Tongue Recipe

Nogada beef tongue, like nogada stew or any dish with walnuts, is a typical dish from the Chilean Andes region.

How to make Nogada Beef Tongue?

For connoisseurs of Chilean cuisine, beef tongue is a delicate dish that is often underappreciated nowadays. However, it offers various options, from being enjoyed boiled, with walnut sauce as in this case, fried, or in a sandwich with mayonnaise.

Nutritional Information

Category: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Chilean
Calories: 350
Vitamins: B3, B6, B9, B12, C
Minerals: Iron, Zinc, Potassium
Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 80 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Nogada Beef Tongue Recipe


  • 2 kg beef tongue
  • 400 ml milk
  • 200 g peeled walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons of flour or cornstarch
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 onion
  • 1 bunch of assorted vegetables
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Nutmeg zest
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Wash the beef tongue thoroughly, drain on a clean cloth or paper towel, and set aside.
  2. In a pressure cooker, add a little oil, the bunch of assorted vegetables, quartered onion and carrot, whole garlic, a piece of seedless bell pepper, salt, and sauté together for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Add the beef tongue and cook for about 60 minutes or until tender. Cool for a couple of minutes, peel, and cut into small strips of ½ centimeter thickness, and set aside.
  4. In a large pot, add 2 cups of the strained cooking juice from the tongue, milk, add nutmeg zest, flour or cornstarch to thicken slightly, and continue cooking for another 10 minutes.
  5. Transfer the mixture to a blender, add the walnuts, and blend at medium speed until smooth and homogeneous.
  6. Pour this mixture into a pot, add the reserved tongue strips, and cook over low heat for another 10 minutes.
  7. Serve the nogada beef tongue immediately, accompanied by white rice or mashed potatoes.

Beef tongue with walnuts

When preparing beef tongue with walnuts, you can enhance the cooking process by adding your preferred aromatic herbs, including celery and bay leaves. Feel free to include them for added flavor.

Did you know?

Beef tongue is rich in vitamin B12, which helps promote a healthy nervous system, as well as Zinc, an essential mineral for the healthy growth of immune system cells.


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