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Menudo Verde(Roasted Green Chile Menudo)

This roasted green chile menuso is a different take from the traditional red chile! It's delicious!!
Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 40 minutes



  • 2 pounds Rumba Meats beef hind shanks. For more traditional menudo add pata de res(beef foot). I like the meatiness of the beef hind shanks.
  • 2 pounds Rumba Meats honeycomb beef tripe
  • 2 pounds Rumba Meats scalded beef tripe
  • 1 large white onion sliced in half
  • 1 large bulb of garlic divided in half
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Juice of 1 large lemon
  • Water
  • Salt to taste

You Will Also Need

  • 4-6 poblano peppers
  • 4 to 6 Anaheim peppers
  • 4 to 6 jalapeño peppers
  • *I used 6 of each pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 teaspoons Knorr “caldo de pollo” bouillon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Mexican oregano
  • 3 cans maiz pozolero 15 oz. each

For Garnish

  • Lemon wedges
  • serrano or jalapeño minced
  • white onion diced
  • cilantro chopped
  • radishes sliced
  • Mexican oregano
  • Crushed chile piquin or chile de arbol



  • Place all of the washed poblanos, anahiem and jalapeños on a comal(griddle) and heat to medium. This is a low and slow roast, turning the peppers as needed. Once most of them have blistered and charred, place in a plastic bag to let steep and cool.
  • While the peppers are roastingslowly, slice the honeycomb and scalded tripe into bite size pieces. Place in colander and rinse well with cold water. Place in a large pot. Add 1/2 the onion, 1/2 the garlic and juice of 1 lemon. Cover genrously with water and heat to medium. When it comes to a boil, add salt to taste and reduce to a simmer. Cook partially covered, skimming off the foam on top, for 1 1/2 hours.
  • At the same time the tripe is cooking, add the beef shanks to a large dutch oven-style pot. Add the remaining 1/2 onion, garlic, 2 bay leaves and salt to taste. Fill pot 3/4 of the way with water and bring to a boil. Skim the foam off the top as needed, reduce heat slightly. Cook partially covered for 1 1/2 hours.
  • While the pots are simmering, prepare the roasted green chile sauce. Remove the stems, seeds and blistered skins from all of the peppers. Tranfer to the blender. Add 2 cups water, chicken bouillon, cumin and pepper. Blend on high until smooth and strain into a bowl using a wire mesh strainer. Set aside.
  • Once both the tripe and beef shanks have cooked for a good 90 minutes, using a slotted spoon, remove the onion, garlic and bay leaves from the beef shank pot. Using the slotted spoon, remove tripe from other pot and add it to the pot with beef shanks. Add 1 tablespoon oregano, strained chile sauce and maiz pozolero. Stir well to combine. Bring back up to a boil, reduce to a simmer. Cook partially covered for 1 more hour, or until tripe and beef are tender. Taste for salt. Garnish with your favorites.  servings.


This menudo freezes well and can be stored in quart size freezer bags for a few months.