Menudo is and will always be a traditional beloved Mexican dish loved throughout Mexico and the Rio Grande Valley. This historic “sopa” has been around since the 1930s and will continue to be enjoyed for generations. Not only do we sell it on Sundays at our restaurants, but you can buy tamales online and pair them together at home!
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How Was Menudo Created?
Several places claim Menudo came from farmers accidentally creating it by using leftover parts of the cow, but nothing has ever been confirmed. There are also claims that it didn’t come from Mexico. It’s older than dishes similar to it, and theirs more accounts for this soup being around at the time of its creation, so it is likely Menudo derived from central Mexico. The Philippines has a comparable soup with the same name but different ingredients, such as pork, sliced liver, carrots, and potatoes.
When is Menudo Traditionally Eaten?
Menudo is typically eaten in colder months and is likely to appear on Thanksgiving and Christmas. You can find this dish brewing in the early morning until dinner, as it takes quite a while to prepare.
How Long Does It Take to Prepare Menudo?
This traditional caldo, or soup, contains:
- White onions
- Guajillo sauce
- Beef stock
- Beef tripe
Plus, there are specialty spices that bring out the heartiness of the dish. It’s an acquired taste but a favorite in our hearts.
You can make Menudo within 2 hours, but everyone knows that if you want the best possible flavorful outcome, it needs to be on the stove for at least 12-14 hours.
Delia’s Tamales has Your Menudo Fix
You can enjoy our delicious Menudo year-round at Delia’s. We made a sopa so delicious and nostalgic you may think your grandmother cooked it. Feel the love and warmth our caldo brings and order a bowl today. Unfortunately, we don’t ship our soup, but we can send our delightful tamales.
What Tamales Pair Nicely with Menudo?
To compliment the dish, buy tamales online and pair with menudo. Our popular favorites are:
- Spicy Pork
- Veracruzano (Pork)
These tamales will help balance the flavor and give an inviting palatable experience with each bite. Learn about other flavors.
Get Your Tamales Shipped Before the Holidays
It’s never too early to buy tamales online and save the for the holidays. Ship your wrapped corn-husked treats anywhere across the country. Tamales can last up to 6 months in the freezer. With the holidays right around the corner, it’s best to be proactive and buy early. That way you can avoid long wait time, or waiting too long to order.
Get into the Holiday Spirit and Gift Delia’s Tamales
Give the gift of Delia’s to anyone in the United States. Ship any of our delicious tamales to their doorstep within a few weeks of your order being placed. Don’t know which flavor they may enjoy best? Order online or over the phone, and check out our gift cards in-store at any available locations across the Rio Grande Valley and in San Antonio.
Buy Tamales Online for the Holidays
We have everything you need to celebrate a memorable holiday season with your family. Try our delicious Menudo in person this holiday season. Call or Buy tamales online to place an order, and give your family the love of Delia’s Tamales.