I love this recioe. This was my first time to make menudo and it was super easy! But I have to admit, I did a lot of tweaking to it because we just like certain things a certain way. I washed the tripe really well and then soaked it in a bowl with salt and vinegar (about 15min) before boiling it. For the next pot, I am going to let it soak for at least an hour or so before cooking.
I also 1/2 the water and added beef stock, beef shank, doubled the garlic (because we like our garlic), and added an extra Tbs of the red chili powder because we also like a little heat to it.
The other thing I am going to do for the next pot of menudo is add more of the beef and tripe and cut back on the hominy just because I don't like hominy that much. But the amount suggested in the recipe is spot on to what you would normally get in a restaurant.
The other thing is what one other reviewer stated: this should not take 8 hours to make. Maybe 8 hrs in a crockpot but definitely not stove top. Speaking of which, I did finished cooking this in a crockpot. Next time, I will be cooking must of it in a crockpot. Word to the wise: since I have never cooked with tripe before, I didn't realize it smelled SO BAD!!! Be sure to ventilate well. Next time I am going to cook the tripe outside first.
But overall, it was delicious and we are super pleased with the results. Can't wait to make another pot.
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I love this recioe. This was my first time to make menudo and it was super easy! But I have...