Menudo – Authentic Beef Tripe and Hominy Soup

Menudo

OMG I love me some Menudo.  Honestly I was the only one in my household that liked it until I came up with this recipe.  It’s fresh and it knocks off 75% of the normal cooking time.  I mean, I’ve heard of some recipes taking up to 6 hours to cook.  That’s just crazy.  Especially when you realize how good it can taste using my recipe.  Now there is a catch, but it isn’t anything other than learning one of my other recipes: my Enchilada Sauce.  But that’s not a bad thing.  My Enchilada Sauce Recipe is quite possibly the best sauce to hit the Internet since Napster.  Okay, that might be overstating it a bit.  But I’m telling you, if you taste my Enchilada Sauce, side by side with any other recipe, you will never go back.  So learn this Enchilada Sauce recipe and dive right into this Menudo and I swear to you that it will be the best Mexican Soup you’ve ever had!

FYI: I am using Bleached Beef Tripe which is already cleaned.  If you don’t know how to clean beef tripe or prepare it for eating, here’s a great “how to” on the Wiki website, CLICK HERE!

Menudo Ingredients:

1 can Hominy
1 Can Chicken Broth
1 cup Enchilada Sauce
1 pc Celery Stick
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
3 to 4 Green Onions, chopped
1/4 cup Fresh Cilantro, chopped

Enchilada Sauce
12 Large Dehydrated Chili’s, seeded
1 qt Chicken Broth, approximately
1/2 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Onion Powder
1/4 tsp Salt, adjust to taste
2 garlic Cloves

Pork Loin and Hominy Stew

Pork Loin and Hominy Stew

This is a lovely Pork Loin and Hominy Stew.  It’s hearty and very tasty.  This style is normally intended for a weekend brunch, but it can be served any time.  And like any stew, it makes for great leftovers.  If there are any that is.  The trick to this is slow cooking with the lid on so you can get that pork tender without losing any of the soup until you are ready to reduce.  About an hour and a half is all your going to need with the lid on, then let the power of reduction take over for the last 20 to 30 minutes.  The ingredients and Video Recipe, as usual, are below.

Pork Loin and Hominy Stew Ingredients:

2 lbs Pork Loin, cubed into 1/2 inch pieces
2 tbsp Flour
1 can Hominy and Juice
1 Onion, chopped
1 Bell Pepper, chopped
2 Cellery Stalks, haved and chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
Fresh Parsly, chopped
2 Bay Leaves
1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
1 tbsp Oregano
1/4 tsp Chili Powder or Chili flakes
1/2 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
Chicken Broth, fill stew pot just to cover meat and Veggies
Salt to taste

Serve with 1 Fried or Poached egg per Serving.