Horse Meat, Tripe and Spinach Stew from Kazakhstan

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

No, I'm not kidding. Horse meat is very popular in Kazakhstan, and this recipe is really good. Honest!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cut the horse meat into serving sized pieces sautee until brown. Halfway through frying, add chopped onion, liver, heart, and continue frying. When done, pour 2 cups broth into the pot. Add washed tripe, bay leaves,.
  2. spinach, salt, pepper, paprika, dill, and cumin. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and cover. Let simmer for 1 hour. Stew should be thick.
  3. Remove bay leaves and serve over fresh kale.
Most Helpful

That quality of horse meat is not avail in the West. Horses like those for meat never was ridden upon nor was used for any other purpose. They supposed to stay wild animals in order to use them for meat.

I'm a huge fan of trying different recipes...even this one. I live in Texas so tripe isn't hard to find. Beef heart and horse meat however...totally different story. So I head to Central Market. Why? Last time I was there I noticed they had ground Ostrich meat so I figure they must have exotic meats right? Wrong! The lady behind the meat counter looked at me like I was crazy when I asked for two lbs of horse meat and 2 beef hearts ( I was planning on freezing the extra meat...in case my family loved the stew! Great idea Huh? ) She said I might want to try a specialty deli or Mexican butcher. At this point I pretty much gave up on the idea of making stew at all and just ordered Pizza. Oh well...