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Try this Filipino Pork Pochero recipe using pork belly. A tomato-based stew that has ripe plantain bananas that set it apart from any other! | www.foxyfolksy.com
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Pork Pochero Recipe

Try this Filipino Pork Pochero recipe using pork belly. A tomato-based stew that has ripe plantain bananas that set it apart from any other!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Filipino
Keyword: pochero, pochero recipe, pork pochero
Servings: 4
Calories: 1417kcal
Author: Bebs

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds pork belly - cut into cubes
  • 2-3 tablespoons oil
  • 2 ripe plantain bananas - each cut into 3 pieces
  • 1 small carrots - cut into chunks
  • 1 big or 2 medium potatoes - cut into quarters
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • 1 medium onion - chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes - cut into chunks
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 cup chickpeas (garbanzos) - canned
  • 2-3 cups pork broth - or water
  • 1 bunch pak choi - the base cut

Instructions

  • Boil pork belly in water until it becomes tender. Separate the meat and broth when ready to cook.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan or a pot and fry the potatoes, carrots, and bananas until the edges are slightly browned. Remove from oil and transfer to a plate.
  • In the same oil saute garlic, onion, and tomato until limp.
  • Add the pork belly cuts and the tomato paste. Season with fish sauce and ground pepper.
  • Next, add back the fried potatoes, carrots and banana plantain (saba) and also the chickpeas.
  • Pour in the broth/water and let it simmer to cook the potatoes and carrots and until the broth turns into a thicker sauce.
  • Lastly, add the pak choi and turn off the heat. Cover the pot for 3 minutes to cook the pak choi.
  • Serve hot with rice.

Notes

If the plantain bananas are not sweet enough, add a teaspoon of sugar.

Nutrition

Calories: 1417kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 129g | Saturated Fat: 44g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 1391mg | Potassium: 1556mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 11720IU | Vitamin C: 115.3mg | Calcium: 279mg | Iron: 4.7mg