Archive | January, 2012

menudo sin pecado

14 Jan

menudo without sin. sin sin, if you will.

1/3 cup oil
1 onion, diced
small handful garlic cloves, chopped
3 Tbsp menudo spice (or up to double for spicier menudo, can buy premade or make your own)
can add a dried chile or two for spicier flavor
12 cups veggie broth/bullion of choice
1 29-oz can diced tomatoes
8 oz Carne de Soya (TVP chunks), or other soy product, or beans
1 29-oz can posole (hominy), drained
2-4 medium potatoes, diced (optional)
2-4 medium carrots, sliced (optional)
lime wedges
chopped fresh cilantro for garnish
raw onion, small dice for garnish

Sautee onion in oil. Add garlic and spices. Stir to mix, careful to not burn, then quickly add broth and canned tomatoes. Bring to a boil, add the posole and TVP. Simmer for 15 minutes or so. Add potatoes and carrots (if using) and simmer another 15-30 minutes until TVP and veggies are tender and cooked trhough. Serve each bowl with juice from one lime wedge and plenty of cilantro and diced onion.