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Mondongo Criollo

  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 4 hr 0 min
  • Ingredients 14
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

3
lbs of clean tripe
1/2
can of tomato sauce
1/2
cup of sofrito
2
tablespoons of oil
1/4
lb of ham
2
tablespoons of capers and olives, without seeds
1
package of seasoning with culantro and annatto
2
large carrots, sliced
2
bay leaves
2
large potatoes, diced
1
large can of chickpeas
1
cup of macaroni, optional
Salt and pepper to taste
Juice of 1 lemon to wash the tripe

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

Serve with white rice, avocado and a bit of pique (hot sauce prepared with ají caballero, white vinegar, garlic, peppercorns and bay leaves).

Tasty and traditional. That is how I describe this delicious dish inherited from Spanish cuisine. Mondongo’s main ingredient in Spain and Latin America is tripe (the stomach of the cow). The preparation is basically the same, although some people do not add chickpeas, Spanish chorizo or pigs’ feet; that is up to the likes and dislikes of each family.

If you wish, you can add pigs’ feet and Spanish chorizo.

Although you can usually get tripe quite clean at grocery stores, it is recommended to check it and remove any remaining fat, so that it is really clean and ready for cooking eating.

Directions

  • 1 Thoroughly wash the tripe, soak it in water with lemon juice during an hour. Change the water.
  • 2 Soften the tripe in plenty of water (2 liters) and salt to taste at medium heat. Cook until it is soft and tender, for about 2 hours. Then, drain it by removing the water (do not keep it) and cut it in thin strips.
  • 3 Transfer the tripe to a large and clean pot, add oil and spices for the sofrito and add about 4-5 cups of water. Let it cook for about 40 more minutes.
  • 4 Add chickpeas and macaroni, cook for about 25 more minutes, remove from the stove and serve hot.

Tasty and traditional. That is how I describe this delicious dish inherited from Spanish cuisine. Mondongo’s main ingredient in Spain and Latin America is tripe (the stomach of the cow). The preparation is basically the same, although some people do not add chickpeas, Spanish chorizo or pigs’ feet; that is up to the likes and dislikes of each family.

Rate and Comment

Jeannette Quinones Jeannette Quinones
September 24, 2015

Tasty and traditional. That is how I describe this delicious dish inherited from Spanish cuisine. Mondongo’s main ingredient in Spain and Latin America is tripe (the stomach of the cow). The preparation is basically the same, although some people do not add chickpeas, Spanish chorizo or pigs’ feet; that is up to the likes and dislikes of each family.