Batangas Goto (Tripe Soup)

  • 2 lbs beef tripe
  • 1 lb beef, cut into strips
  • 6 cloves garlic (3 cloves crushed and 3 cloves minced)
  • 1 onion, sliced (divided into two parts)
  • 2 thumb sized ginger, (1 crushed and 1 julienned)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Knorr Beef Cubes
  • 1 tsp. annatto powder
  • 10 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp peppercorns
  • salt and pepper

Procedure:

1. Clean beef tripe. Rinse it well in running water. Rub with rock salt and soak in a cup of vinegar for 15 minutes, then rinse again in running water. Parboil for about 15 minutes, discard water, rinse tripe again then drain.

2. In a pot, put in 10 cups water, tripe and beef. Bring to a boil over medium heat until scum appears on the surface. Remove all the scum or brown bubbles that will form on top of the broth. Add 3 cloves crushed garlic, half of the onion, 1 thumb-sized crushed ginger, bay leaf, 1/2 Tbsp salt and 1/2 tsp peppercorns. Cook until both tripe and beef are tender, about 1 1/2 hrs.

3. Remove tripe and beef from broth. Cut tripe into strips.

4. In a skillet, saute garlic, onion and ginger in olive oil until onion is almost translucent. Add tripe and beef. Saute for 3 minutes. Add annatto powder and beef cubes. Saute until beef cubes ares melted.

5. Add sauted mixture into the broth. Bring to a boil. Add salt and pepper to suit your taste. Let simmer for 15 minutes.

6. Transfer to individual serving bowls. Top with green onions and drizzle with lime/lemon. Serve hot with steamed rice.

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