Pork Menudo

Pork Menudo is the number one on the list of my comfort foods and it’s hard for me to last a month without trying one — literally. Some would say that I am addicted to this food while others would use the term “obsession”, I just simply look at it as a necessity – a basic necessity that I cannot live without.

In almost every Philippine town fiestas or gatherings, Pork Menudo can be seen in the dining table. This is one of the favorite “putahe” (dish) served and this was the reason why different variations of this dish existed. Many Pork Menudo recipes include hotdogs (pinoy red hotdogs), green peas, or garbanzos and others would add sun dried raisins too. I think that it is a regional thing because almost different provinces have their own version. I must admit that all variation tastes as good as everyone else but I prefer the version that I grew up eating, “Ang lutong bahay ni nanay” (my mom’s cooking).

Pork Menudo

Update: There are some people asking if they can use Filipino spaghetti sauce as an alternative for tomato sauce. I do not see it as an issue. In fact, I use it sometimes to cook Menudo and other tomato based dishes. The Filipino store is 30 minutes from my place; getting these ingredients online (if there is no immediate need) is beneficial for me.

Try this delicious Filipino Menudo Recipe.

Pork Menudo
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 6
  • Serving size: 6
    Cuisine: Filipino Recipe
    Prep time: 
    Cook time: 
    Total time: 
    • 2 lbs. pork
    • 1/4 lb. pig liver
    • 1 cup potatoes, diced
    • 1/2 cup soy sauce
    • 1/2 piece lemon
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 3/4 cup tomato sauce
    • 1 cup water
    • 4 pieces hotdogs, sliced diagonally
    • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
    • 2 to 3 pieces dried bay leaves
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    1. Combine pork, soysauce, and lemon in a bowl. Marinate for at least 1 hour.
    2. Heat oil in a pan
    3. Saute garlic and onion.
    4. Add the marinated pork. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
    5. Pour in tomato sauce and water and then add the bay leaves.Let boil and simmer for 30 minutes to an hour depending on the toughness of the pork. Note: Add water as necessary.
    6. Add-in the liver and hot dogs.Cook for 5 minutes.
    7. Put-in potatoes, carrots, sugar,salt, and pepper. Stir and cook for 8 to 12 minutes.
    8. Serve. Share and enjoy!


    Watch the cooking video:


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    4. christel says:

      For this serving, ilang kilo yung pork and liver. Thanks! :)

      • Vanjo Merano says:

        Christel, its 2 lbs. pork and 1/4 lb. liver. I updated the recipe to reflect the ingredient.

    5. Thank you as always. With the help of your site I was able to impressed my hubby in my cooking skills. hehehe… This is really a great help especially I don’t know how to cook. God bless you and More more power and more recipes .

    6. It’s around 2 medium calamansi.

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    8. I cooked this for Media Noche last year and Im cooking this again tomorrow due to insistent public demand. 😉 Thank you sir for sharing your recipes to the world.

    9. I cooked this for last year’s Media Noche and it was a hit so I am cooking this again for our Dec 31 dinner. More power to you Sir! Happy new year!

    10. ria bringula says:

      Im a super fan of your site.it really helps a lot.
      Try to cook menudo on new years eve.
      More power..

    11. Melody Meily says:

      Mhmm looks delish! Will make this for dinner tomorrow! =D Your website is very helpful! Thank you for you sharing your recipes to the world! =)

    12. abmez enriquez says:

      i like your term, “pinoy red hotdog”. :)

    13. vanessa says:

      thanks it helps me a lot! Can I use tomato paste or spaghetti sauce instead of tomato sauce?

    14. Katherine says:

      i will try this tom coz its my mother’s birhday thank you!

    15. Juliaks says:

      Hi kuya! can you do this with chicken breast and chicken liver?
      looks yummy….

    16. edgar cortez says:

      I’m a follower of your blog and I’d like to thank you so much for I have learned a lot from you. But regarding your menudo, I tried it and it was good but I thought there was something missing in taste. I asked my wife and I found out what was missing- our version of menudo has bay leaves on it and for us that’s the ingredient that gives it a distinct taste.

    17. Jennifer says:

      My husband loves this recipe–thanks!

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    19. my husband absolutely loved this…great recipe…i added hotdogs and raisins…i always go to your site for the recipes! simply the best

    20. This was my first attempt at filipino cuisine. I took a chance and took it to a party. It was an instant hit and was called “as authentic as it gets”. It’s now requested at every social functional. Thanks Panlasang Pinoy, you made me a celebrity. :)

    21. I computed the total number of minutes to tenderize the pork. You said 30 minutes in total. Will that be enough to make pork tender?

    22. Hi. Is it okay if I omit the pork liver? thanks

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    24. ann panganiban says:

      hi there! i made this recipe for the first time last sunday coz its my husband’s bday and it turns out perfectly delicious. they loved it! thanx a lot and more power!!

    25. Sounds delicious!

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    27. This is one of my comfort foods too. I just can’t eat it with liver.Ö
      But this is really one of my favorite Filipino dishes. I can eat it everyday!

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    29. vanjom says:

      Thanks for the compliment. Its nice to know that the photos of each step helped. Let me know the outcome, alright?

    30. Cool photos! It’s good that you took time to take a photo of each step. It’ll be easier for me to duplicate your menudo in my own home.

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