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Tripas Recipe: How to Make Delectable Tripas Tacos – YouTube Guide

If you’re a foodie at heart and always on the lookout for new, exotic, and mouthwatering dishes to try out, you’re going to love this blog post. In today’s post, we’re going to learn how to create the most delectable tripas tacos you’ve ever tasted. This incredible tripas recipe is a beloved Mexican delicacy that has been winning over taste buds for generations. It’s time to roll up your sleeves and get ready to embark on a culinary journey that promises a unique gastronomic experience. Let’s get started!

A plate full of delicious tripas tacos

Understanding the Key Ingredient

Before we dive into the tripas recipe, let’s first understand what tripas is. Tripas, also known as beef tripas or pork stomach, is a culinary term for the small intestines of a pig, goat, or cow. It’s a key ingredient in many traditional Mexican dishes including our beloved tripas tacos. You can easily find this ingredient at your local butcher or at the rumba meats section of your local grocery store.

Prepping the Tripas

When it comes to preparing tripas for your recipe, cleanliness is paramount. You’ll want to rinse the small intestines under cold water and use paper towels to pat them dry. You’ll also need a sharp knife to line slices along the length of the tripas. This helps in cooking them evenly. The preparation of tripas is a crucial step in making delicious meals like our tripas tacos.

Cooking the Tripas

Once your tripas are clean and ready, it’s time to cook them. You’ll need a large pot filled with water, a tablespoon of oil, and a bay leaf. Place tripas in the pot and bring it to a boil over high heat. This will help to soften the tripas and make them easier to cook in the subsequent steps. Remember, patience is key when cooking tripas, they need to be boiled until they are tender.

Golden brown fried tripas in a skillet

Frying the Tripas

After boiling, the next step in our tripas recipe is to fry the tripas until they are golden brown. For this, you’ll need a frying pan or ideally an iron skillet. Add some olive oil to the pan and heat it over a high flame. Once the oil is hot, add the tripas and fry them until they turn a beautiful golden brown color. Be careful not to overcook them as this will make them hard and chewy. Also, use paper towels to absorb any excess oil after frying.

Seasoning the Tripas

What makes tripas tacos so irresistible is the blend of seasonings that go into the recipe. For the perfect seasoning, you’ll need black pepper, lemon juice or lime juice, and a dash of salt. Drizzle the lemon or lime juice over the fried tripas and sprinkle black pepper and salt as per your taste. Give it a good mix ensuring all the tripas are well-coated with the seasoning.

Assembling the Tacos

Now comes the most exciting part of our tripas recipe – assembling the tacos. You’ll need warm corn tortillas, some pico de gallo, and of course, your perfectly seasoned tripas. Place a generous amount of tripas on each tortilla, top it with pico de gallo, and your tripas tacos are ready to be enjoyed.

Hand assembling tripas tacos with pico de gallo

Tripas Recipe – YouTube Guide

If you’re a visual learner and prefer following along with a video, there are several excellent YouTube tutorials that can guide you through the process. One such guide is by Del Real Foods, who do an excellent job of explaining each step in detail. They also provide special tools and tips to make the process easier. It’s like having a personal cooking class right in your kitchen!

Sharing the Delight

One of the best parts about cooking is sharing the delicious meals with your friends and family. So, why not throw a taco party and impress your loved ones with your new-found culinary skills? You could even take it further and challenge them to a ‘tiktok – make your own taco’ challenge, adding a fun twist to your gathering.

A Final Word

Remember, the beauty of cooking lies in experimentation. Don’t be afraid to add your own spin to this tripas recipe. You could try using pork trotters or even add your favorite herbs and spices to the mix. And most importantly, have fun with it! Creating delicious and satisfying dishes should be a joyful experience.

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Authentic Mexican Tripas Recipe

Authentic Mexican Tripas Recipe

Yield: 4-6 Servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours

This authentic Mexican Tripas recipe is a labor of love, but the final result is incredibly flavorful and satisfying. It's a traditional dish that's perfect for a weekend family gathering or a special occasion. Enjoy!


  • 2 lbs beef tripe (small intestine)
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 6 dried guajillo chilies
  • 2 dried ancho chilies
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp Mexican oregano
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Freshly chopped cilantro for garnish
  • Lime wedges for serving
  • Warm tortillas for serving


  1. Begin by cleaning the tripas. Rinse under cold water and clean the inside of the intestine thoroughly.
  2. Once clean, cut the tripas into smaller, bite-sized pieces.
  3. In a large pot, add the chopped tripas, half of the chopped onion, 3 cloves of minced garlic, black peppercorns, bay leaves, and salt. Add enough water to cover the tripas.
  4. Bring the pot to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Allow the tripas to cook for about 2-3 hours, or until they become tender.
  5. While the tripas are simmering, prepare the chilies by removing the stems and seeds. Soak them in hot water for about 15 minutes, or until they become soft.
  6. In a blender, combine the softened chilies, the remaining chopped onion and minced garlic, cumin, Mexican oregano, and vinegar. Blend until smooth.
  7. Once the tripas are tender, drain the water and rinse them once more.
  8. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the tripas and cook until they become crispy.
  9. Pour the blended sauce over the tripas and stir well to combine. Allow them to cook for an additional 10 minutes to absorb the flavors of the sauce.
  10. Serve your tripas with warm tortillas, garnished with freshly chopped cilantro and lime wedges on the side.


This recipe requires thorough cleaning of the tripas to ensure a pleasant taste and remove the strong smell. The cooking process involves simmering for several hours, but the resulting dish is well worth the effort.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 550Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 180mgSodium: 1500mgCarbohydrates: 30gNet Carbohydrates: 25gFiber: 5gSugar: 3gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 36g

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