Monday, March 11, 2019

Celebrating With Callos

I had blood work done last February, and my lipid profile results were within reference range, albeit my blood sugar was a bit high. Haaaayyy, aging sucks big time. Madami nang aches and pains. When you're middle-aged na, each relatively good lab result should be celebrated.

How did I celebrate? I cooked a huge pot of very rich callos.


2 kg beef tripe
1 small bottle of green olives, pitted
1 small can chickpeas
1 can chorizo de Bilbao
2 medium sized red bell peppers
1 regular-sized can of chopped tomatoes
1 bulb of garlic, minced
2 onions, minced
olive oil
salt and pepper
red wine

1. Slice and boil the tripe for around 2 hours until tender. Save about 3 cups of broth. (Would be easier to use pressure cooker, but I'm terrified of using one. Long story.)
2. Saute onions and garlic in olive oil. Add the chorizos and tenderized tripe.
3. Add tomato sauce, bell peppers, chick peas, and olives. Stir. Add the broth. Add a splash of red wine. Simmer.
4. Season with salt and pepper.

Super sarap. Feeling ko next blood work ko eh NOT within reference range anymore. Oh well. We cannot constantly eat bland food naman. Everything in moderation. Next year na uli ako magluluto ng callos.


  1. Yes, nag blog!!!!! Hahahahahaha itakbo mo na lang, babalik din yan within normal range :p

    1. "Itakbo"? Naku, mag-hunos-dili ka nga. hahahahahahaahha. Binabasa ko pa lang, napapagod na ako.

    2. Sana bumalik den ang pagbo-blog! ;-)

  2. I luv callos! I think, it's still healty (vs. fastfood), basta in moderation. ;-)

  3. Agree ako dyan sa aging sucks! Kahit nga "medyo" bata pa, marami na ring aches and pains, parang ako lang, hehehe. Gusto ko nga rich na rich na callos, lalo nung bukas pa yung La Cocina, ang galing magluto ng callos ng chef dun. Nakakamiss! :)

    1. Ang sarap nung callos ni Tita Moning! Hehehe, naki-tita na ako...


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