Callos with Oxtail and Tripe
Callos or Calyos is a Filipino stew made with oxtail, tripe, pork hock, chorizo de Bilbao and vegetables on a light tomato sauce base.
medium yellow onion
crushed and minced
big piece smoke pork hock
(optional but adds so much flavor)
smoked sausage kielbasa or chorizo de bilbao
cut diagonally and sliced in half
can tomato sauce
(½ of the smallest can)
oxtail/smoked pork hock broth
medium red potato
small green pepper
small red pepper
of whole black peppercorn
Fish sauce or salt to taste
(I use fish sauce)
Step 1 - Cook Tripe
Boil 5 cups of water and add tripe.
Cook for ½ to an hour till tender. Don’t overcook tripe since it is good gooey or chewy.
When done, slice tripe 1 ½ inch x 1 inch. Put aside.
Step 2 - Cook Oxtail
In another pot, boil 6 cups of water and add oxtail.
When it starts boiling, remove the scum (the white foamy stuff) from meat. Lower heat to medium-low.
Toss-in 15 pieces peppercorn.
Add smoked pork hock. Note: This adds so much flavor but optional.
Cut 1 medium onion into 4 pieces (quartered) and add to the mixture.
Simmer till oxtail and pork hock are tender.
Cut pork hock to 6 pieces.
Leave the meat in the broth. Set aside.
Heat oil in pan over medium heat.
Fry carrots and potatoes at the same time till golden. Set aside.
On the same pan, fry sausage. Set aside.
Add oil if needed.
Saute onion for 3 minutes or until soft.
Toss-in garlic and cook for 3 minutes.
Add tomato sauce and paprika.
Stir in cooked oxtail, smoked pork hock and tripe.
Saute 3 - 4 minutes.
Pour oxtail/smoked pork hock broth.
Simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Stir-in garbanzos, carrots, potatoes, green and red pepper.
Simmer for 1 to 2 minutes.
Season with fish sauce or salt. I use fish sauce.
If you like to use an Instant Pot, read my post above.
If you have never tried smoked pork hock with Callos, try it as it adds so much flavor to this dish.
Fry vegetables to keep it crisp and vibrant.
Try to pick the same size oxtail so they cook at the same time.
Store leftovers in an airtight container up to 4 days in the refrigeration or freeze for a month.
Reheat on stove top or in the microwave.
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