Tripe Soup

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Total Timeunder 4 hours

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

Recipe Coursehot appetizer, main course, side dish

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealdinner, lunch


Taste and Textureherby, hot & spicy, savory, spiced

Type of Dishhot soup


  • 2 pounds tripe, cut into ½-inch squares
  • 1 onion, peeled
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 5 peppercorns
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1½ to 2 quarts beef stock, as needed or canned low-sodium beef broth
  • ¼ cup deveined, seeded, and chopped fresh green chiles
  • 3 large ripe tomatoes-peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • ½ cup chopped scallions, including some of the green
  • Salt


  1. Place the tripe in a large stockpot with 2 quarts of heavily salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Drain under cold running water. Return the tripe to the pot and add the onion, cloves, peppercorns, and garlic. Add 2 quarts of cold water and bring to a boil. Cook at a high simmer for 30 minutes. Add the stock and continue to cook for 2½ hours, or until the tripe is very tender. Add the vegetables and herbs and simmer for 15 minutes. Check the seasonings. Serve immediately in heated bowls.


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