Chunchullo Recipe: Delicious Colombian Street Food

This recipe is for Colombia’s most delicious street food—Chunchullo.

The dish is made from Cow Intestines and is typically served as a snack. It’s often sold by street vendors.

Chunchullo Recipe is a true Colombian dish, so if you want to try something different, make sure to give it a go!

What Is Chunchullo Made Out Of?

Chunchullo is made out of cows’ intestinal and muscular tissue (both forward and backward intestines).

Chunchullo Recipe

Prepare Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

Produce

  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • 1 Herbs
  • 1 Lemon hulls
  • 1 Onion or long onion, Big

Liquids

  • 8 cups Water

Other

  • 3 pounds chunchullo

How To Cook Chunchullo | Grilled Cow Intestines | Street Food Colombia

Instructions

1. Clean the Chunchullo. Wash the intestines thoroughly using warm water and mild soap.

2. Pour 8 cups of water into a large stockpot and add chopped onion, garlic cloves, and herbs.

3. Bring it to a boil, and reduce it to a simmer for about 30 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, prepare the Chunchullo by placing them all in a large colander and rinse thoroughly under running water (they jiggle like jelly), making sure all the intestines are clean before use, drain them through a fine mesh strainer until no more juices come out (if any juices do come out, simply use your hands to knead them together).

5. Place the Chunchullo in a large pan and pour the water/vegetable mixture over them.

6. Bring it to a boil and simmer for about 30 minutes.

7. After 30 minutes, the Chunchullo should be cooked through but slightly firmer in the middle (they will become firm if cooked for too long).

8. Serve with lemon hulls and herbs to taste or salt and mustard if desired.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

  • Calories: 260.0
  • Total Fat: 3.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.7g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2.6g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g
  • Cholesterol: 55mg
  • Potassium: 662mg
  • Protein: 12.6g

How Should I Serve Chunchullo?

Chunchullo is typically served by street vendors, who put a Chunchullo on a piece of bread, butter it, and sprinkle it with salt and sometimes more herbs.

Are Chunchullo Good For You?

It is believed that Chunchullo will make you feel full for a period of time after eating it. But, it is also said that eating Chunchullo causes intestinal discomfort and intestinal spasms.

Chunchullo Recipe
Chunchullo Recipe

Will Chunchullo Make You Fat?

As far as fat, Chunchullo has a high content of saturated fat and cholesterol, which can be detrimental to your health.

Will Chunchullo Increase Your Cholesterol?

The saturated fat in Chunchullo can put you at risk for heart disease. However, the cholesterol content can raise your LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and lower your HDL (good) cholesterol levels.

Conclusion

Chunchullo is a dish that is nearly impossible to find in some parts of the world, like the United States. If you manage to find it, it will cost you an expensive and hard-to-find ingredient.

It will be worth your trouble if you are looking for something new and exciting to try. But do beware, Chunchullos can have a lot of fat content, so it’s best suited for people who aren’t on a diet.