Terri's Tongue Cutlets

Thanks to Terri for this recipe! And yes, they really taste good. :) The tongue is a pain to prepare, but this is an undetectable way to insert this nutritious meat into ones diet.

1 lb ground beef
12-16 oz. tongue (can also substitute part liver or kidney for the tongue)
1 tsp. salt
2 shallots or some onion
1-2 cups broth
1 small onion, cut in half
1 summer squash (or piece of cauliflower), cut in half

Boil the tongue for a few minutes, then remove from water and let cool. Peeling it is annoying, but a sharp knife helps; you need to remove all the skin.

Cut the tongue into several pieces, then grind it in a food processor; add the shallots and salt and pulse till chopped. Mix the ground tongue mixture with the ground beef, and add other spices if desired.

Shape meat into patties and place in a baking dish, and tuck the onion and squash pieces in between. Cover with broth to almost cover, and bake at 300f for about 25-30 minutes, until just cooked.

Pour the broth and squash/onion into a measuring cup, and puree with an immersion blender. Serve the cutlets with this "gravy." (You can also reheat the cutlets in the gravy very nicely.