Milanese-style tripe (Trippa Meneghina)

Milanese-style tripe (Trippa Meneghina) is a traditional Milanese dish, an incredibly tasty peasant recipe made with inexpensive but nutritious, high-protein ingredients.
Milanese-style tripe
Milanese-style tripe
Ingredients – serves 4
  • 1kg tripe
  • 100g sweet bacon, cubed
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 50g Grana Padano cheese
  • 300g pre-boiled beans
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 potato
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 2 sage leaves
  • 10 datterino tomatoes
  • Butter (or Olive oil)

This dish is ideal during winter months.

Traditional method

  • Clean the tripe with care and cut it into strips.
  • Sauté the chopped vegetables (onion, carrot and celery) in a casserole with a garlic clove and 2 sage leaves. Add cubed sweet bacon and lightly fry in some butter or olive oil for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the tripe and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add smashed datterino tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste. Cover the tripe in vegetable stock and allow to simmer for about 3 hours. Add grated Grana Padano cheese.
  • About 30 minutes before the tripe is ready, add peeled and cubed potatoes.
  • About 15 minutes before turning the stove off, add pre-boiled beans to the tripe.
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