Once all the chilies and hominy are added, the pot gets full to the brim.
A spicy spoonful!
Some of the chilie fixings. Note the different colors of the chilies.
The pot before the spices are added.
Deseeded cascabel chilie pods. Some of the seeds will be saved for the garden. This is a very hot chilie pod.
Chile Ancho, or dried Poblano pods. A very mild pepper with such a rich, dark flavor, almost like smoky chocolate.
Rumor has it that menudo is good for hangovers. Which might explain why you see party revelers during many an early morning enjoying steaming bowls of menudo at restaurants. One thing's certain, if your sinuses are stopped up, this spicy stew will clear them like nothing can!