Tripe in Salsa Verde
Are you ready to make this finger licking dish? You’ll know what I am talking about as soon as you make this Pancita en Salsa Verde, a traditional and super easy dish to make from my lovely Mexico.
This recipe is very popular among the mercaditos (street markets) and “fondas”, that are a home-restaurants serving homemade “comida corrida” (lunch served in three courses) and the prices are cheaper than the regular restaurants.
With this guisado they make the traditional “tacos placeros” and the famous quesadillas without cheese.
My godmother taught me how to cook this dish when I went the last time to Mexico, and actually at her house is where I tasted this guisado years ago for the first time. And believe me, it tastes really good, nothing better than a plate of homemade comforting food!
As I said, this recipe is super easy to make, you can make it any day of the week. To make it easier you can cook the tripe the night before. Isn’t that great? I love this kind of recipes because they make my life a lot easier!
To cook the tripe, place it in a pot and cover with water. Add ¼ onion, 3 garlic cloves and season with salt. Bring the water to boil, and the reduce the heat, cover the pot and cook for 1 ½ hours or until tender.
I hope you enjoy this recipe and don’t forget to come back and let us know the results!
Tripe in Salsa Verde
- Rumba® Beef Scalded Tripe
- 1 package Rumba® Meats Beef Scalded Tripe, cooked and cut into 2” chunks
- 2 cups of nopales (cactus), cooked and cut into strips
- 2 calabacitas (Mexican zucchini), cut into strips
- 10 tomatillos
- 3 serrano peppers
- ½ onion
- 3 garlic cloves
- 5 epazote leaves
- 2 tablespoon cooking oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place the tomatillos in a saucepan or a small pot with the serrano peppers, onion and garlic cloves, and cover with water. Turn the heat to high. Once it starts boiling, reduces the heat to low and cook for about 10 minutes or until they are cooked.
- Place the cooked veggies and a cup of water (where you cooked the tomatillos) in your blender. Process until you have a smooth sauce. In case you feel the salsa is too thick, add a little bit of water.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat, pour the salsa in, and season with salt and pepper. Add the tripe and epazote leaves, and gently simmer for about 10 minutes. Add the nopales and calabacitas and cook for another 10 minutes or until the calabacitas are soft.
Serve with rice and corn tortillas.