Menudo (Tripe Soup)

READY IN: 4hrs 10mins
Recipe by Karen From Colorado

This soup is eaten at lunch, dinner or even breakfast. It is reputed to cure hangovers when served with plenty of extra hot peppers.

Top Review by Dugyb

My favorite soup! I omit the tripe (sacrilege) because my wife says it feels like an old bathing cap. Followed the recipe as written, except substituted pork hocks for the veal knuckle. Worked just fine and tasted great. Cheers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut tripe into 1-inch pieces.
  2. Place in a dutch oven with veal knuckle, water, onions, garlic, salt, coriander, oregano, the 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, and the pepper.
  3. Simmer, covered, 3 hours until tripe is clear and jellylike in appearance and veal is tender.
  4. Remove veal knuckle from pot.
  5. When cool enough to handle, discard bones, chop meat and return to pot.
  6. Add undrained hominy.
  7. Cover and simmer 20 minutes longer.
  8. Serve with pequin chilies or crushed red pepper to taste.
  9. Garnish with lime wedges.

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