Callos is a special dish that only gets prepared once a year at our house. It is actually very simple to make but has so many ingredients that you need to prepare.

At the grocery store I passed by the canned beans section and chanced upon this canned callos. So now you’ll probably understand why it’s called a 5 Ingredient Easy Callos. Lol. I get a lot of easy food ideas this way, by walking the grocery aisles. This is my favorite de stressing activity!

Cooking the callos still took a lot of time, but I used the slow cooker so it really didn’t bother me.



5 Ingredient Callos


  • 1 canned ready made callos
  • 1/2 kilo tripe (cut in small pieces)
  • 200 gms (1 sachet) Tomato sauce
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Garlic and Onion


  1. Clean tripe by massaging with salt and vinegar. Wash thoroughly.
  2. Boil for 10 minutes then wash and transfer to slow cooker or pressure cooker. Add enough water to cover and a few garlic. I cooked mine with slow cooker for 5 hours on high. You can pressure cook it maybe for about 40 minutes for it to be soft enough for callos. Drain and set aside.
  3. Saute onion and garlic in oil, until soft and translucent. Do not brown. Add bell pepper until aromatic.
  4. Add the tripe and season with salt and pepper. Add 1/2 cup of water and let simmer.
  5. Once bubbly, add canned callos and let cook for about 10 minutes.


It was okay. Not exceptional but not bad either. Good enough to satisfy sudden cravings. It had a richer flavor because the tripe was slow cooked (anything is better when slow cooked). But I think I used the wrong tomato sauce (I bought Italian style). I should have gotten the original one and added maybe 2 tbsp of tomato paste. It was a bit sweet without it. Maybe a bouillon cube wouldn’t hurt either. I was debating with myself if I should put the bell pepper because of the 5 ingredient claim, but I decided to just lump garlic and onion together so it would be one ingredient haha! Turned out for the best because of the smell. It smelled like Christmas!

April Bewell

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