Offal can be so delicious if prepared well. If you've got a weak stomach, i'd suggest finding tripe that's already been cleaned for you because cleaning tripe puts most people off eating it. If you have a pressure cooker, it will reduce your cooking time to a fraction of this. 

You can use cow or sheep oxtail with this recipe and i prefer my tripe seasoned with nothing but salt and some chili. 

What you'll Need - Serves 4 

  • 500g Tripe 
  • 1 Can Tomatoes 
  • 1 Onion 
  • 2 Fresh Chilies (Optional) 
  • Salt

Prep - 20 Mins 

  • If your tripe isn't already cleaned, clean it thoroughly (Or you'll be chewing on sand)
  • Cut up your tripe into pieces

Let's Get Cooking - Approximately 5 Hours 

  • In a large pot, place your tripe and top the pot off with water and allow to boil at medium heat until tender (Take a piece and have a taste). Keeping adding water to the pot as it cooks. This takes about 4 hours, if you have a pressure cooker, it speeds up this cooking process.
  • Once the tripe is almost cooked, there should still be enough water to cover half the pot. 
  • In a sauce pan heat a tablespoon of cooking oil
  • Add chopped onions and turn until cooked
  • Add the can of tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes have been cooked down. 
  • Season with salt and if you like the fresh chili. 
  • Add the tomato and onion gravy to the tripe and allow to simmer for another hour with the gravy. 
  • Season further with salt if needed.