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Filipino Ground Pork Recipe with Tomato sauce
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5 from 2 votes

Pork Giniling Recipe

This Pork Giniling recipe is made by simmering ground pork and vegetables in a delicious tomato sauce made more flavorful with butter and cheese! It is a popular Filipino comfort food that is hearty, economical, and so easy to make!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: Giniling Recipe, Picadillo, Pork Giniling
Servings: 4
Calories: 1683kcal
Author: Bebs


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 3-5 tablespoon tomato sauce
  • 1 -2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 500 grams ground pork
  • 1 ½ tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon calamansi juice or lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 medium potato
  • 1 medium red bell pepper
  • ½ - 1 cup grated cheese
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 6 pieces hard-boiled eggs


  • Saute garlic and onion in a pan over medium heat until limp and aromatic. Add the tomato sauce and tomato paste. Cook until the oil starts to separate from the sauce.
  • Add the ground pork and cook until meat is lightly brown. Add water and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add soy sauce, calamansi juice, salt, and pepper. Cook for 10 minutes. Add butter and cover pan with lid. Let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add carrots, potatoes, and bell pepper. Cover the pan with lid and simmer for 5 more minutes or until vegetables are cooked.
  • Add grated cheese and mix until completely melted. Add green peas and cook for another minute then put in hard-boiled eggs and mix.
  • Transfer to a deep serving dish and serve with rice.



Calories: 1683kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 146g | Saturated Fat: 84g | Cholesterol: 385mg | Sodium: 5782mg | Potassium: 1476mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 19433IU | Vitamin C: 231mg | Calcium: 940mg | Iron: 5mg