Mondongo is one of the countries favorite dishes and my mother-in-law María Elena’s best recipe! She is a native of Antioquia and loves tripe soup. When my mother visits her, she always asks María Elena to prepare it for her. Mondongo is a tripe soup that even though it contains chorizo and potatoes, is hearty in ingredients but soft in flavor. I think this is one of the country’s favorite dishes. Nowadays you find tripe perfectly cleaned and ready-to-use in neat packages. There is a characteristic smell when preparing the tripe, which goes away as the first water is discarded.
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