A Menudo Recipe That’s Sure to Bring Back Memories of Home

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There’s nothing like a good bowl of menudo to bring back those memories of home. This traditional delicacy brings the whole family together in the kitchen. This Mexican soup is not only a cultural favorite made during the holidays but for other special occasions as well, such as after weddings where families gather again at someone’s home to enjoy a bowl after a long evening of festivities.

It’s also a well-known remedy to cure hang-overs after a long night out where you may have consumed one too many drinks. You’ll need a big bowl of delicious menudo to take that headache away. H-E-B has just the ticket with one of the best and most “sabroso” (delicious) recipes this Texas Hill Country writer has seen around, well, besides my family’s recipe, of course. Although the preparation time takes around four to seven hours, your stomach will thank you later when your taking in the aroma and tantalizing flavors of this favorite Mexican culinary specialty.


A Menudo Recipe that Will Have the Whole Family Raving

Prep time for this recipe is 40 minutes. Cook time is four hours. Total time fours hours and 40 minutes. It will serve about 8 people. The following are the key ingredients you will need:

  • 2 lb beef tripe
  • 1 pig hock
  • 1 small white onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 30 oz Hill Country Fare Hominy: white shares the full ingredients you will need along with the cooking instructions and nutrition facts for this savory Mexican soup. It’s sure to become a family favorite to add to your other family recipes.

The reviews are good for this particular recipe. It brings back memories of “just how Mom used to make it” for some. Wikipedia goes on to share how menudo recipes vary throughout different areas. “There are a number of regional variations on menudo. In northern Mexico, typically hominy is added. In northwest states such as Sinaloa and Sonora usually only the blanco, or white, variation is seen.” There is also a distinction in the color. “The red variation is usually seen in Chihuahua, the northern state adjoining Texas. It is also usual to use only yellow hominy in menudo in the Texas region.”

So roll up your sleeves and call in the troops. Prepare yourself for a day’s worth of catching up on the family gossip as everyone has a hand in creating one of the most beloved meals that bring all the comforts of home in one delicious bowl!