Whether it’s a family dinner or a festive celebration, Filipino Pork Menudo is a crowd-pleaser! A classic Filipino stew that’s a hearty and satisfying dish with a side of steamed rice.
We love menudo so much that I make it at least once or twice a month. It’s a simple recipe that is great for weeknight dinners and can be lavishly adjusted to serve for special occasions. This stew recipe guarantees delicious results with straightforward instructions.
This pork menudo recipe stays true to traditional Filipino flavors, ensuring an authentic dining experience. It’s so simple and easy that home cooks of all skill levels can make it. Try this classic recipe that can be a staple in your home.
What is Filipino Menudo Made Of?
Pork Menudo is a beloved classic with rich and diverse flavors of Filipino cuisine. This traditional Filipino dish features succulent pork with a variety of vegetables and spices. Here’s a breakdown of the key ingredients:
Difference Between Mexican and Filipino Menudo?
Mexican Menudo is a traditional soup made with beef tripe (the stomach lining of a cow), typically cooked in a red chili pepper broth. The dish is known for its bold and spicy flavor profile, and is a popular choice for celebratory occasions or as a cure for hangover.
Filipino Menudo, on the other hand, is a pork stew featuring a delightful combination of diced pork, tomato sauce, and a medley of vegetables. It’s savory, slightly sweet, and distinctively Filipino, with influences from Spanish cuisine due to the country’s colonial history. The dish commonly served as a comfort food, perfect for family gatherings and everyday meals.
What makes Menudo, Kaldereta and Afritada different from one another?
How to Serve and Store
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Filipino Pork Menudo
- 600 grams pork shoulder (cut into bite-sized cubes)
- 300 grams pork liver (cut into bite-sized cubes)
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp ground black pepper
- 3 tbsp cooking oil
- 2 medium potatoes (diced)
- 1 medium carrot (cubed)
- 4 pieces hotdogs (sliced)
- 3 cloves garlic (chopped)
- 1 medium onion (chopped)
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 1 cup water
- Cut pork shoulder and pork liver into bite-sized cubes and place in separate bowls.600 grams pork shoulder, 300 grams pork liver
- Add 1/8 cup or half of the of lemon juice and soy sauce then tip in 1 tsp of salt and pepper in each bowl. Mix and marinate for at least 30 minutes.1/4 cup lemon juice, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 2 tsp salt, 2 tsp ground black pepper
- Heat oil in a pan over medium heat then fry potatoes and carrot until lightly browned. Remove from pan and set aside. Cook slice hotdogs in the same pan for a minute then set aside.3 tbsp cooking oil, 2 medium potatoes, 1 medium carrot, 4 pieces hotdogs
- Using the same pan, add more oil if needed then saute garlic and onion.3 cloves garlic, 1 medium onion
- Add marinated pork without the sauce and sear meat until lightly browned. Pour marinating sauce and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
- Pour the tomato sauce and water and stir to incorporate. Bring to a boil and simmer until pork is soft and tender.1 cup tomato sauce, 1 cup water
- Mix in cooked hotdogs, vegetables and pork liver with the marinating sauce. Simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
- Taste and adjust seasoning if needed then remove from heat.
- Transfer in a serving dish and enjoy with a side of steamed rice. Bon appetit!