Easy Crock Pot Menudo With Pig's Foot

Total Time
7hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 7 hrs

This is a crock pot version of authentic Texas Mexican (Tex-Mex) menudo. This is very easy to prepare.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 lbs honeycomb beef tripe (best from Mexican grocery or meat markets)
  • 1 (1 lb) pig's foot (cut in small pieces by the butcher)
  • 1 (30 ounce) can hominy
  • 12 cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 6 tablespoons Menudo Spice Mix
  • 1 serrano pepper, pepper for extra spiciness (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth
  • tap water, to fill the crock pot


  1. Cook on HIGH for 7 to 8 hours until the beef tripe and pig's foot is cooked very tender.
  2. Add more Menudo Mix and salt if desired to your taste.
  3. Garnish individual bowls of menudo with lime juice, chopped onions and chopped cilantro leaves.
  4. Enjoy with guacamole salad and corn or flour tortillas. Bon Appetit!
Most Helpful

Excellent. I will make this again. As close to Mom's as I've been able to get. Not near the work I see her go through. Cooked mine for 10 hours and added a little salt to my taste. Yummo!

rbenavidez55 January 09, 2009

I am free of the intimidation to make menudo after using this recipe! It was perfect! I come from a long line of traditional menudo makers. I was always intimidated because it looked like so much work. I have to be honest that when this recipe called for a crock pot and everything just needed to be thrown in, I was skeptical. I did omit the pig's foot and serano pepper and it was still wonderful! But I did it and even converted my husband into a menudo eater with this recipe. He wouldn't even think of eating it before! I can't wait to share it with the rest of my family! Thanks!

zavalacyndi January 01, 2009

This is absolutely perfect in every way!

merlynsea December 09, 2008