Menudo Rojo (Red Menudo)

Recipe by Happy Hippie
READY IN: 8hrs 30mins




  • In a large pot, bring 1 gallon water to a boil.
  • Place tripe in the pot, reduce heat, and simmer 2 hours.
  • Periodically skim off fat with a spoon. Drain water, reduce heat, and pour in a fresh gallon of water.
  • Continue to simmer tripe for 2 hours; drain.
  • Pour remaining 1 gallon water into the pot with tripe, and bring to a boil.
  • Stir in garlic and 1 chopped white onion. Season with salt, pepper, oregano, and red pepper.
  • Reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour.
  • Preheat the broiler.
  • Arrange the de arbol chile peppers on a baking sheet, and broil about 2 minutes, just until they begin to scorch.
  • Remove from heat, slit lengthwise, and remove seeds.
  • In a blender or food processor, blend the de arbol chile peppers and japones chile peppers until very finely chopped. Mix into the pot, and continue cooking 2 hours over low heat.
  • Mix the hominy into the pot and continue cooking 1 hour.
  • Serve with condiments as listed under ingredients.
  • Menudo is at it's best made a day ahead of time to allow the ingredients to "marry.".