menudo Recipe

looking for a complete meal that comes with meat and vegetables? try this healthy dish from the Philippines! it's rich in tomato sauce which is known to have lycopene---a phytochemical. recent human clinical trials and clinical studies suggests that lycopene helps reduce heart diseases and certain cancer! as the word suggests," phyto-chemical" it's as if it fights bad elements in our body! and that's not all, this dish also contains plantain, green peas, chick peas, potatoes, carrots, to give you more of the essential nutrients and meat to give your muscles the protein they need. how's that for being complete?
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Preparation Time7 MinCooking Time35 Min
Ready In42 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings6
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Recipe Story

menudo is mostly known as the name of a famous latino boy band that was very famous during the 80's. btw, this band was the starting point of ricky martin during his youth. menudo is also known as a name of a traditional dish in mexico. frequently a spicy soup made with tripe. some variants may contain hooves or trotters and stomach. in the Philippines, Menudo also refers to an entirely different dish. This dish, in contrast, is made of garlic, onions, pork chops in cubes, potato, carrots, green bell peppers, soy sauce and tomato sauce, and seasoned with salt and pepper. some variants however will include chickpeas, red peppers, pork liver, raisins and plantain.


 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste
 Pork1⁄2 Kilogram, cut into half inch cubes
 Potatoes2 Medium, cut into half inch cubes
 Carrots3 Medium, cut into half inch cubes
 Chickpeas1 Cup (16 tbs) (cooked)
 Green peas1 Cup (16 tbs) (cooked)
 Red bell pepper1 Medium, cut into cubes
 Green bell pepper1 Medium, cut into cubes
 Raisins1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Tomato sauce4 Cup (64 tbs)
 Plantain3 Medium, cut into cubes (ripe)
 Onion1 Medium, cut into cubes
 Garlic5 Clove (25 gm), chopped (peeled)
 Water1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Cooking oil30 Milliliter

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 630 Calories from Fat 101

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g17.6%

Saturated Fat 2.1 g10.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 55 mg

Sodium 168.9 mg7%

Total Carbohydrates 106 g35.3%

Dietary Fiber 16.2 g65%

Sugars 43.9 g

Protein 32 g64.6%

Vitamin A 163.5% Vitamin C 195%

Calcium 11.6% Iron 35.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


I.. saute pork cubes in garlic and onion until almost done.
II. pour water and add in potato and carrot cubes. bring to a boil.
III. add in tomato sauce, and bring to a boil.
IV. add in banana cubes, chick peas, green peas, and bell peppers. bring to a boil.
V. add salt and pepper to taste. add in raisins. stir and simmer for few minutes and serve.



Anonymous says :

uhm Shantihh..dis is the filipino menudo..
Posted on: 25 July 2010 - 1:37pm
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2pr says :

YES! oh, i so envy you! i really want to plant that tree here so i could have a calamansi of my own. there's none here and ive been searching for six month's already! i really like using it at anything (chinese noodles, juice or even a dip added with soy sauce). i really like the sour taste it gives that i think is way far from the real lemon. how did you have that calamansi tree? ^_^
Posted on: 29 April 2008 - 3:49pm
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shantihhh says :

Is the Philippine lemon called Calamondin/Calamansi/Kalamansi ? I have a couple of trees of those. I use the fruits in drinks and for meat marinades. Always looking for ways to use these prolific fruits. One of my trees is a variegated Calamondin and so pretty. Shanti/Mary-Anne
Posted on: 29 April 2008 - 3:39pm
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2pr says :

i don't know if somebody in my country cooks menudo with a tripe, may be or may be not. can't really answer the question. but basing from my experience, never did i encounter yet a menudo with a tripe except of course if it's a menudo from mexico. however, we do have some dishes with a tripe an example would be "goto" (english:congee with tripe and juice of 1 philippine lemon or fish sauce and garnished with fried garlic). there are others more but i don't recall that they were call menudo but still i could be wrong though.
Posted on: 29 April 2008 - 3:36pm
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Ganesh Dutta says :

Is it for breakfast ? Looks delicious.
Posted on: 29 April 2008 - 8:24am
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shantihhh says :

I thought menudo always contained tripe. I see none in your recipe. Maybe it is the Mexican Menudo that contains tripe, nixtamal, and feet. Shanti/Mary-Anne
Posted on: 28 April 2008 - 7:17pm