For people who had tastes the Gotong Batangas, they can refers this one as a delicious tripe soup. However, it is not a typical kind of Goto recipe because it does not contain rice on the main ingredients. It is very similar to another all-time Filipino dish called Papaitan, which uses ingredients such as innards and tripes to make it perfect.
Definitely, the Gotong Batangas or Batangas Goto is best eaten while hot and must serve with soy sauce, calamansi and chilli for a satisfying experience.
- 1/2 kilo Beef tripes
- ¼ kilo Beef ( use shanks)
- ¼ kilo Beef or Pork kidney
- ¼ kilo Beef or Pork intestine
- 2 thumb-seized Ginger ( peeled and julienned thinly)
- 2 large Onion (peeled and chopped finely)
- 1 whole Garlic ( peeled and minced finely)
- 2 cups of Natural Vinegar
- Vegetable cooking oil
- 1 tbsp. Annatto Powder
- 3 pieces Red Chili
- 1 liter of Water
- 1 cup of Spring Onion (chopped for the dish)
- Salt and pepper to taste
Clean the beef, tripes and innards by rinsing well in running water. Rub with rock salt and soak in vinegar for about 20-30 minutes. Afterwards, you need to rinse again in running water to clean properly.
Parboil the beef, tripe and innards for about 20-25 minutes and then simply remove the water. Next is to rinse tripe and innards again in water and then drain to strain.
In a medium-sized cooking pot, put 10 cups of water and then add the beef, tripe and innards. Bring to boil in medium heat until the scum appears on the surface. Make sure to remove all the scum or foamy bubbles on the top of the broth. Allow the boiling continues until all the meat becomes tender.
Next is to remove all the beef, tripes and innards. You need to cut them into stripes or into bite sizes for this particular dish. Be sure to set aside the broth.
In a large cooking pan, put the cooking oil then sauté the garlic, onion and ginger until golden brown. Then simply add the beef, tripes and innards before adding the annatto powder after 1-2 minutes. Stir the mixture carefully and then add vinegar, let simmer for about 10-15 minutes.
Afterwards, you can add the broth and stir gently to bring to boil for about 20 minutes. Lastly, add the right amount of salt and pepper to complete taste.
Remember, you can serve it with steamed rice, or eat mainly with hot chili and calamansi!
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