PORK MENUDO

Pork Menudo

Pork Menudo; no Filipino feast would be complete without it!

What makes Pork Menudo a delight to Filipinos is that everybody loves it, even little children. The lovely potatoes, the colorful carrots, the green peas, the red and green bell pepper – these are all very pleasing to the eyes, plus the thick red sauce …

Who can say no to Pork Menudo?

Ingredients:

  • 2 lb. pork belly, cut into desired serving sizes
  • 1/2 lb. pork liver, cut into thin slices or cubes, depending on your preference
  • 1 cup potatoes, diced
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 1 cup red and green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup sweet peas
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • juice of 1/2 lemon (or you may also use calamansi juice as substitute)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cut pork into desired serving slices;
  2. In a large bowl, combine soy sauce and lemon or calamansi juice;
  3. Place cut pork into the marinade and marinate for an hour in the refrigerator;
  4. Drain the marinade from the pork and set it aside;
  5. In a medium saucepan, a pot, or a casserole, heat the cooking oil;
  6. When oil is hot enough, fry the potatoes until cooked. Set this aside;
  7. Remove the excess oil from the pot and then cook or stir fry the marinated pork until lightly brown. When done, remove and set aside;
  8. Using the same pot or saucepan and the same oil, sauté the garlic and onions;
  9.  Add the pork liver and cook for 5 minutes;
  10. Add the stir-fried pork and stir;
  11. Add the tomato sauce, water, brown sugar and bay leaf and bring to boil. Let it simmer until the meat is tender;
  12. Add the potatoes, green peas, and carrots;
  13. Season to taste;
  14. Add diced red and green bell peppers then simmer for another minute or 2.
  15. Serve hot with boiled rice.

 

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