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Pork tongue tacos with plantain tortillas

Pork Tongue Tacos with Cilantro Avocado Creme

  • Author: Chelsea Joy
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Tongue is one of the most tender cuts — which means it makes amazing tacos! My favorite taco toppings here are thinly sliced cabbage, thinly sliced radish, and/or pickled red onions.



Pork Tongue Tacos

  • 1 batch Plantain Tortillas
  • .8-1 pound pork tongue
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons ghee or butter (optional)
  • 1/4 cup water or beef broth
  • thinly sliced red cabbage, for garnish
  • thinly sliced radishes, for garnish

Cilantro Avocado Creme

  • 1 avocado
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk


  1. Place the pork tongue, chipotle powder, chili powder, salt, ghee, and broth in a small crockpot.
  2. Cook on low for 6-7 hours. Remove the tongue and use a paring knife to remove the rough outer skin of the tongue. Chop up the remaining meat of the tongue and return to the crockpot until ready to serve.
  3. To make the cilantro avocado creme, add the avocado, cilantro, lemon juice, and coconut milk to a blender and blend until smooth.


  • Serving Size: 2-3 tacos

Keywords: pork tongue tacos, pork tongue