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Roman Style Tripe

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"When prepared in this method, tripe has a pleasantly mild, but distinct flavor. When it comes to great sauces for dipping crusty Italian bread, it doesn't get any better than this."
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2 h 55 m servings 369
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Combine water, tripe, vinegar, salt, vanilla, and bay leaf in a large stockpot over high heat. Bring to a boil and skim off any foam that accumulates. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover pot, and simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Transfer tripe to a plate and set aside to cool. Reserve 1 to 2 cups of the cooking liquid.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add pancetta and onion; cook and stir until pancetta is browned and onion is translucent, 6 to 7 minutes. Stir garlic into pancetta mixture; cook and stir until aromatic, about 2 minutes.
  3. Stir marinara sauce, 1 cup reserved tripe liquid, and red pepper flakes into the pancetta mixture. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Cut tripe into 1-inch cubes and add to marinara-pancetta sauce; stir to combine. If needed, add 1 cup of the reserved tripe liquid. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Mix garbanzo beans and mint into the sauce. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Sprinkle with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 369 calories; 14.6 35.8 22.8 198 1723 Full nutrition

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Doesn't get any better than this!! I make this about once a month and it's SO worth the time. Every time. Notes: Don't substitute a different kind of tripe. Use the beef, honeycomb. I've tried ...

Love love love it. It very much reminds me of a cassoulet exccept the fact it is not baked. I would do this again. It could also be done with other meats such as pork.

Wonderful. We put it on pasta. Well certainly make again.

OK , I made it 50 years ago with grandmother , Bidigetta ZandegiacomodeLugano , but it was amazing ! The problem is getting good honeycomb tripe . Please don't order the tripe in milk that cos...

Left out the mint but boy oh boy. Delish!!

Fantastic! Tender and delicious. The mint added a unique flavor to the dish. Made it according to the directions, and it was superb.

Recipe was good, I didn't use pancetta and it was still flavorful.