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(1 rating)
Recipe by
Patrick Johnson
Kingwood, TX

Menudo is a classic mexican soup fabled as a weapon used to battle "Montezuma's Revenge". This recipe was given to me by my wife's aunt Sylvia (after 6 years of begging) and is not as labor intensive as some recipes but the flavor is fantastic. UPDATE: I recently made this exact recipe using InstaPot pressure cooker. The only modification made was to reduce the initial cook time from 4 to 1 hour under pressure and only one bottle of menudo seasoning. Once I added hominy, I adjusted seasoning with a little more menudo seasoning and salt and cooked under pressure for 20 more minutes.

(1 rating)
yield 30 -40
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 5 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For menudo

  • 15 lb
    honeycomb tripe (washed, trimmed of fat, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces and washed again)
  • 1 gal
    yellow hominy
  • 4
    pig feet
  • 2 bottle
    gebhardt menudo spice
  • 1/4 c
  • 3 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    ground cumin

How To Make menudo

  • 1
    Place cleaned Tripe in roaster and fill with water to cover. Add all spices. Cook at 400 for about 4 hours stirring every hour or so. Add more water if necessary.
  • 2
    Drain hominy, add to menudo, adjust seasoning with menudo seasoning and salt and cook for an additional hour.
  • 3
    Serve with diced jalapenos, diced onion, chopped cilantro, lime wedges, crushed dried oregano and corn or flour tortillas.