National Menudo Month - January
(Last Updated On: November 9, 2022)


In January, National Menudo Month recognizes an iconic Mexican soup made with beef tripe and hominy. Mexican families serve this family favorite at gatherings and special celebrations. It is also rumored to be the perfect cure for hangovers. Celebrate by sharing your Menudo tradition with loved ones and creating new family memories.

Quality ingredients, cooking time, and the cook’s special seasoning or sazón make Menudo unique. However, Menudo can be time-consuming to prepare, but the reward is worth waiting! There are also many regional variations. It is typically served with an array of condiments including onion, cilantro, oregano, lime, and either bread or tortillas. Menudo is the perfect dish for bringing the family together.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalMenudoMonth

During the month of January celebrate National Menudo Month by enjoying a bowl of Juanita’s Menudo. Other ways to celebrate the month include:

  • Making your own Menudo recipe.
  • Hosting a Menudo Month dinner.
  • Taking Menudo over to a friend or family member to enjoy.

Also, check out Juanita’s website, follow Juanita’s Foods on Facebook and use #NationalMenudoMonth or #Vivelatradicion to share on social media.


Juanita’s founded National Menudo Month to celebrate the cultural icon of Menudo. It also recognizes the importance of preserving and passing down this important Mexican culinary tradition to future generations. In 2018, Juanita’s achieved the Guinness World Record for the largest Menudo soup ever made. It weighed in at an impressive 2,439 pounds. By innovating and sharing their products with the community, Juanita’s is on a mission to celebrate Menudo every day and keep the tradition alive!

About Juanita’s

Juanita’s has been making authentic Mexican Menudo since 1950 turning every day into an excellent occasion to enjoy a traditional bowl of Menudo with family and friends. Their legacy is their love of all that is Mexican, including our traditions, culture, family, and above all…our food!

The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Menudo Month to be observed annually in January beginning in 2018.


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