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Tripe Chews for Your Dog: One Ingredient Recipe!

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Are you looking for an easy, one ingredient chew to make for your dog? It doesn’t get much easier than Tripe Chews. Basically beef tripe chews are just tripe–which you can purchase in your supermarket–cut into strips and baked to create delicious dog chews.

Is Tripe Healthier than Rawhide for Dogs?

We never give our dogs rawhide because of the risk of choking and obstruction–and the fact that it’s not easily digested. But dogs love chews–so it’s up to us to find safe and healthy options!

Beef tripe is a meat that’s chewy (perfect for a dog chew!), low in calories and fat, and even a source of B-12 and zinc.

What Is Tripe?

Tripe is the stomach of a ruminant animal; the tripe that you buy in the grocery store is typically a cow’s stomach. I purchase beef tripe to create our dog chews.

Tripe was once a very popular meat for numerous dishes, so much so that there’s even a World Tripe Day on Oct. 24.

Today it’s used in many Eastern European dishes, some Italian foods and, in our area, in menudo, a spicy stew.

According to Wikipedia, several types of tripe are available for purchase:

Beef tripe is made from the muscle wall (the interior mucosal lining is removed) of only the first three chambers of a cow‘s stomach: the rumen (blanket/flat/smooth tripe), the reticulum (honeycomb and pocket tripe), and the omasum (book/bible/leaf tripe). Abomasum (reed) tripe is seen less frequently, owing to its glandular tissue content.

What Is the Difference in White Tripe and Green Tripe for Dogs?

You may have also purchased green tripe treats or food for your dog. Green Tripe is the unwashed stomach of a cow.

Typically you’d need to go to a meat source to purchase green tripe but scalded white tripe is available from most grocery stores.

beef tripe to make chews for dogs

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How to Prepare Tripe

When you take the tripe out of the package, you’ll see that it unfolds into one big sheet:

washing beef tripe

I know…I know…it is not pretty.

But your dog is worth it! (And don’t worry…unlike with green tripe, white tripe has no unpleasant smell.)

Give the tripe a rinse then you’re ready to start making dog chews!

How to Prepare Tripe Dog Chews

As I mentioned, tripe is a heavy, chewy meat; you can see that one side is also very textured.

closeup of beef tripe to create dog chews

You can opt for a sharp knife and cutting board to cut the tripe into strips or do as I did and use kitchen shears to simply cut the meat.

kitchen shears

I first cut the meat in half, freezing the other portion for future treats.

Flip the tripe over to the non-textured side and you’ll see the grain of the meat. Cut your strips WITH the grain to make them even chewier for your dog.

Use a parchment-lined cookie sheet to line up your strips, cut to a size to your dog’s liking. They’ll shrink a little when baked but not too much so keep that in mind if you have a small dog.

beef tripe for chews for dogs

Pop the cookie sheet in the oven preheat to 325 degrees F.

baking beef tripe chews

I baked my chews for two hours, flipping them over about half an hour before they were done, so that both sides would be browned.

The result was a flavorful treat that our dogs LOVE!

beef tripe chews for dogs

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Tripe Dog Chews

Tripe Dog Chews


  • 2 pounds white tripe


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Remove tripe from package; rinse tripe.
  4. Divide tripe into two portions. Freeze second portion for future treats.
  5. Using a sharp knife or kitchen shears, cut with the grain of the meat. Cut into chew-size strips.
  6. Put strips on cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 90 minutes.
  8. Flip over chews on cookie sheet, return to oven. Bake an additional 30 minutes.
  9. Cool chews before serving.
  10. Refrigerate for up to one week or freeze.

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Donna Gordon

Friday 25th of September 2020

I’ve read that the best most nutritious tripe for dogs is unbleached raw green tripe and that white tripe has been bleached therefore removing all the nutrients so how do these treats compare to the raw unbleached green tripe???

Gayra Quinn

Sunday 24th of May 2020

I've never heard of making dog treats from tripe...will definitely have to try it. Buying treats can get very expensive...great alternative

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