Homemade Menudo in less than one hour with Menudo Starter

With Juanita’s Menudo Starter make Menudo in less than one hour!


  • 1 can (90 oz) of Juanita’s Menudo Starter Beef Tripe in Bone Stock
  • 1 can (110 oz) of Juanita’s Mexican Style Hominy drained and rinsed
  • 9 cups of water or broth
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 large onion halved
  • 5 cloves of minced garlic
  • 8 cilantro sprigs
  • 2 ½ tbsp of salt
  • 7 dried guajillos chiles
  • 3 dried California chiles
  • 2 tbsp of ground coriander
  • ½ tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp of dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp of garlic powder


  1. Add Juanita’s Menudo Starter, water or broth, bay leaves, onion, garlic, cilantro and salt into a large pot and bring to a boil for 1 minute, then reduce to a simmer.
  2. Remove stems and seeds from the guajillo and California chiles and add them to the simmer for 5-8 minutes. Taste the tripe to make sure it’s not overcooked.
  3. Transfer the softened chile and 2 cups of the hot broth to a blender. Blend for 2 minutes to a smooth puree.
  4. Remove cooked bay leaves, cilantro and onion from the pot. Discard. Add chile puree from the blender.
  5. Add the coriander, cumin, oregano and garlic powder. For a spicer Menudo, add 1 tbsp. Of chile de arbol powder. 
  6. Add Juanita’s Mexican Style Hominy, mix well and let simmer for up to 15 minutes to achieve your desired texture of hominy and tripe.
  7. Add salt to taste.



COOKING TIME: 25-35 mins.

SERVES: 16+ (after adding water, hominy and your seasonings.)

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