Easy Afritada is another version of pork afritada. This recipe will guide you on how to prepare your favorite pork afritada with ease and confidence. My secret for a good afritada recipe, and for any other meat recipes, is the quality of the meat. I see to it that I use the freshest possible meat available. I do this by going directly to the butcher station and request for newly cut or sliced meat, instead of getting pre-packaged meat from the meat section of the supermarket. Another factor that is also related to quality is the texture of the meat. I make sure that the meat is tender and easy to chew. This will make the dish more pleasurable and enjoyable to eat. This can be done by simmering the meat for severalminutes until the desired texture is achieved. The sauces and seasonings are next on my list. While the meat can be our main source of flavor, sauces and seasonings plays a big role in enhancing the flavor of a dish. I see to it that I only use appropriate sauces and seasonings for the dish. Adding unnecessary ingredients can have a bad effect on any dish – simplicity is the key.
Try this Easy Afritada Recipe. Let me know what you think.
Easy Afritada Recipe
- 1 1/2 lb. pork shoulders, cubed
- 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1/2 small red bell pepper, chopped
- 1/2 small green bell pepper, chopped
- 1/2 cup frozen green peas
- 4 cups pork or beef broth
- 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
- 1 small tomato, cubed
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, crushed
- 3 tablespoons cooking oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat oil in a casserole or deep cooking pot.
- Saute garlic,onion, and tomato until soft.
- Add-in the pork. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until light brown.
- Pour-in broth and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil. Simmer for 40 to 60 minutes.
- Stir-in the potatoes. Cook for 8 minutes.
- Add the bell peppers and green peas. Stir and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.
- Transfer to a serving plate. Serve with warm rice.
- Share and enjoy!
Number of servings (yield): 4