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Vegan Menudo Recipe

Vegan Menudo Recipe


Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6



  • 1 large onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 14- oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 14- oz. can kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 14- oz. can hominy drained and rinsed
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Lime wedges for serving


  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the diced onion and garlic, and sauté until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin, oregano, salt, and black pepper to the pot, and stir to combine with the onion and garlic.
  • Pour the diced tomatoes (with their juice), drained kidney beans, and drained hominy into the pot, and stir to combine with the onion and spice mixture.
  • Add the vegetable broth to the pot, and stir to combine all the ingredients.
  • Bring the menudo to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the pot from the heat, and let it cool for a few minutes. Then, transfer about 2 cups of the menudo to a blender or food processor, and blend until smooth. Pour the blended menudo back into the pot, and stir to combine.
  • Return the pot to low heat, and simmer for another 30 minutes.
  • Stir in the chopped cilantro just before serving.
  • Serve the menudo hot, with lime wedges on the side for squeezing over the top.


Calories: 260 | Total Fat: 11.5g | Total Carbohydrates: 34g | Dietary Fiber: 9g | Protein: 11g

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