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Pork Menudo

by Pauline De Mesa
Pork | February 22, 2019

This Pork Menudo is the basic traditional Filipino recipe you should know.

Pork Menudo a tomato sauce-based stew primarily composed of diced pork meat (though there are healthier variations using diced chicken meat) and livers, carrots, and potatoes. It’s so versatile that some would add more ingredients to the dish like red hot dogs, raisins, and bell peppers. For our version of Menudo, we also added green peas, garbanzos, and mushrooms.

Ingredients :

5 servings
Cooking oil
1 Potato, cut into cubes
6 clove Garlic, chopped
1 Medium onion, chopped
0.5 cup Water
2 tbsp Tomato paste
2 cup Tomato sauce
1 kg Pork shoulder (kasim), cut into cubes
0.25 kg Pork liver, cut into cubes
0.5 cup Soy sauce
2 tbsp Calamansi juice
1 Carrot, cut into cubes
1 Red bell pepper, cut into cubes
1 Green bell pepper, cut into cubes
Salt and pepper to taste

Procedure :

  • 1
    In a large bowl, combine soy sauce and calamansi. Divide into two bowls. Place pork in one bowl and the pork liver in the other. Leave for 30 minutes to an hour to marinate.
  • 2
    Heat cooking oil in a heavy skillet. Fry potatoes until golden. Remove to a paper lined plate to remove excess oil. Set aside.
  • 3
    In the same skillet, sauté garlic and onion in the oil. Add marinated pork and cook for 5 minutes.
  • 4
    Pour in water and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • 5
    Add tomato paste, tomato sauce, carrots and simmer for another 15 minutes or more until pork is tender. Next add liver.
  • 6
    Add fried potatoes and bell peppers. Simmer for another 5 minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper.