Nutritious Shkembe Chorba Soup – Bulgarian tripe soup

Nutritious Shkembe Chorba Soup - Bulgarian tripe soup

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Nutritious Shkembe Chorba Soup - Bulgarian tripe soup

Shkembe Chorba Bulgarian tripe soup

This is a very nutritious and popular soup in Bulgaria, cooked from beef stomach (tripe). The addition of the milk gives the rich broth a creamy taste. Red wine vinegar and the spices such as paprika, chili, black pepper and garlic add a flavorful zing. In Bulgaria, this soup is also known as an excellent "hangover cure" after a night of drinking!

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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 45 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Bulgarian recipes
Servings 4 person
Calories 798 kcal


  • 500 g tripe
  • 4-5 l water
  • 250 ml vegetable oil
  • 750 ml milk
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 3 tsp sweet paprika powder ground
  • 2 tbsp black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chili ground
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 120 ml red wine vinegar


  • Thoroughly rinse tripe, place in a saucepan and pour water over it.
  • Bring the contents to a boil and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • Then remove the meat with a slotted spoon and drain the broth.
  • Place the tripe in the saucepan again and cover completely with fresh water.
  • Bring the contents to the boil again and simmer over low heat for about 3-4 hours.
  • If necessary, add a little water so that the tripe is always completely covered with water.
  • Take out the cooked tripe and cut it into small pieces.
  • Then put the meat back into the tripe broth.
  • Add oil, milk, salt, paprika, black pepper, chili.
  • Finely chop the garlic and add it as well.
  • Cook everything together on low heat for another 20 minutes.
  • Just before serving, add the red wine vinegar to the soup and stir.
  • Serve the tripe soup.


  • Cooking pot
  • Slotted spoon
  • Knife
  • Board


Calories: 798kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 29gFat: 72gSaturated Fat: 55gCholesterol: 119mgSodium: 3710mgPotassium: 687mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 1243IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 286mgIron: 2mg

* The nutritional values in this recipe are approximate and may differ slightly from the actual value.

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