Authentic Menudo Recipe: A Hearty and Flavorful Meal That Will Warm Your Soul

Looking for an authentic Mexican dish that’s full of flavor? Try our Menudo recipe, made with tripe, hominy, and a variety of spices. Perfect for cold winter nights.

Menudo is a classic Mexican dish that is perfect for any occasion. Made with tripe (beef stomach lining), hominy, and a variety of spices, Menudo is a flavorful and hearty stew that’s sure to warm your soul. In this recipe, we will show you how to make an authentic Menudo that is perfect for a cozy night in.


  • 2 pounds beef tripe, cleaned and cut into small pieces
  • 2 cans hominy, drained and rinsed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 cups water or beef broth
  • Lime wedges, chopped cilantro, and diced onions for serving


  1. In a large pot, add the tripe and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 20 minutes, until the tripe is tender.
  2. Drain the tripe and rinse with cold water.
  3. In the same pot, add the tripe, hominy, onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper.
  4. Add the water or beef broth to the pot and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 2-3 hours, until the tripe is tender and the flavors have melded together.
  6. Serve the Menudo hot with lime wedges, chopped cilantro, and diced onions.

Tips and Tricks:

  • To make the tripe more tender, add a tablespoon of vinegar to the water when boiling.
  • Menudo is even better the next day after the flavors have had time to meld together.
  • If you prefer a thicker broth, you can add a slurry of cornstarch and water to the pot and simmer for a few minutes.


  • Green Menudo: add green chilies, tomatillos, and cilantro to the pot to create a green Menudo.
  • Seafood Menudo: substitute the tripe with shrimp, clams, and other seafood.

Menudo is a classic Mexican dish that is perfect for a cozy night in. With its tender tripe, flavorful broth, and aromatic spices, Menudo is a must-try dish for any fan of Mexican cuisine. With this easy recipe, you can create a delicious and authentic Menudo that will impress your family and friends. So, grab your ingredients and get ready to enjoy this classic Mexican stew.

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