Pork Giniling Recipe

Pork Giniling is a pork dish that makes use of ground pork as the primary ingredient. Ground pork is stewed in tomato sauce and water to bring out the taste while vegetables such as carrots and potatoes (some also like this with raisins and green peas) are added for additional flavor and nutrition.

This can be considered as a staple dish in the Philippines when ground pork is concerned. I think that it is fair to say that Filipinos are into pork giniling as much as Americans are into chili. I have 2 ways of preparing this dish, this is the first while the other makes use of guisantes or green peas and raisins – boiled eggs are out of the picture.

I like this dish because of its simplicity. As a person, I tend to appreciate the simple things in life. I am not a minimalist; I just find serenity and lesser stress if I stick on to the basics. Don’t get me wrong; going the extra mile is a good thing but if I can accomplish what needs to be done with lesser effort and time then that’s the way that I’m going.

Do you like Pork Giniling? How do like this done? Let’s enjoy life through good food.

Happy cooking!

Pork Giniling

Pork Giniling Recipe


  • 1 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1 1/2 cups potatoes, diced
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium-sized onion, minced
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 piece beef or pork cube
  • 4 boiled eggs, shelled (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 cup water

Watch the cooking video:

Cooking Procedure

  1. Cooking procedure:
  2. Heat a cooking pot and pour-in the cooking oil.
  3. When the oil is hot enough, put-in the garlic and sauté until the color turns light brown.
  4. Add the onions and sauté until the texture becomes soft.
  5. Put-in the ground pork and cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Add the beef or pork cube, tomato sauce, and water and let boil. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  7. Put the carrots and potatoes in then stir until every ingredient is properly distributed. Simmer for 10 to 12 minutes.
  8. Add salt, ground black pepper, and sugar then stir.
  9. Put in the boiled eggs and turn off the heat.
  10. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve.
  11. Share and enjoy!

Number of servings (yield): 6


  1. its very helpful…tnx for da recipe.love it!:-)

  2. thank you for sharing your recipes po.. i love your pork giniling.. nag.add lang ako ng green peas coz i love it!!

  3. lawrence says:

    Thanks Chef Vanjo!!! I learned a lot from your recipes….More power to you and more recipes to come! :)))

  4. This is one of my go-to recipes and instead of using tomato sauce and pork/ meat cubes, I usually use spaghetti sauce and some tomato ketchup. Haven’t tried adding some eggs.

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. kimbaps says:

    I just cooked this today! And it is so gooood!! I wanted to upload photo of mine but this Gravatar thingyy is giving me a hard time how. Ugh! Anyways, my family loved it! Especially I’m a first time cooker:)

  6. It’s good but it could have been better if the exact measurement of salt and pepper is shown or specified.

  7. Salamt kuya! Really appreciate everything that you do! :)

  8. hi,

    i’m a disaster at cooking. my family actually dreads it whenever I attempt to. haha but after watching your videos, I feel like maybe I should try again. thanks. :)

    just a suggestion though, is it possible for you to make a classification for your recipes in terms of difficulty? like, recipes recommended for newbies, intermediate, advance, etc? it would really make it easier for me (and for other cooking dummies as well) to know which recipes to practice on first. Asking lang naman, hindi naman nagde-demand. 😛

    Great site, thanks. :)

  9. Yasmin says:

    You rock! I have tried a lot of your recipes and they’re awesome. Thanks!

  10. I will try to make this recipe tomorrow coz its looks great taste!!yum yum!!thank u so much!!!!

  11. Thank you for sharing this recipe…my family loves this one!!! Yum yum..thanks again! God bless :-)

  12. Jannel says:

    I’m newly married and I’m now learning how to cook for me and my hubby. It’s tough because both my mom and his are really good cooks. Your site is great and has helped me a lot. It has the most reliable and easy to understand recipes, and the taste of the food is truly pinoy. Cooked this recipe tonight, using lean ground beef, with peas, and without the eggs (not used to eating it with giniling, maybe someday). My hubby loved it!!! Although he was looking for the raisins. Thanks a lot for sharing your recipes. They’re invaluable to someone like me! :)

  13. I cooked pork giniling before but when i saw your recipe with added hard boiled egg. I also put egg everytime I cook this pork giniling and very attractive to my kids….thanks kuya…..

  14. Can I use ground turkey instead with the beef or pork cube? Trying to see if there is a way to reduce the fat content by using ground turkey. Thanks again for another great recipe!

    • Sure John, less fat is better. Personally, I would use chicken instead since turkey tastes a little bland. That is just me; try whatever satisfies you. Hope this helps.

  15. WOW.. i tried this using beef ground instead of pork and ketchup instead of tomato paste…turns out very good…

  16. cynthia says:

    hello weng,

    I try this recipe using beef and OK naman siya… hindi kasi kumakain ng pork ang mom ko. and I used the quail eggs instead of a chicken egg at syempre mas nag enjoy ako kasi I love quail eggs…

    • mas ok tlg pg beef my lola used beef instead of pork and if she uses pork she add hotdog to make it flavorful and more delicious…

  17. cynthia says:

    Look so Yummy!!! Thank’s for another good recipe…

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