Tasty Pork Afritada Recipe

This tasty Pork Afritada is my third version of pork afritada that I am sharing with you. Since you guys are important to me, I always try to provide everyone with the very best recipes. My inspiration for this pork afritada recipe came from the chicken afritada that you guys loved.

The difference of this Pork Afritada Recipe from the previous versions is somewhat obvious: there are no carrots and bell peppers in this recipe; hotdogs and green peas were also added. I think that this dish is really amazing because I enjoyed it and was able to grab an extra cup rice, which is uncommon for me these days. Being individuals who know how to appreciate good food, I know that you will like this afritada recipe too.

The success of this recipe is on the meat. Like all stews, the pork should be really tender. You can do this by simmering the meat longer until it becomes really tender. This recipe makes use of beef broth. There are alternatives to beef broth that you can use such as 3 cups of water mixed with 1 beef or pork cube; adding 2 teaspoons of beef powder will work too. As for the hotdogs, you can use the traditional Filipino red hotdog, beef franks, or wieners.

Easy Pork Afritada Recipe

Easy Pork Afritada Recipe


  • 2 lbs. pork shoulder, cut into cubes
  • 1 large yellow onion, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 pieces hotdogs or wieners, sliced diagonally
  • 1 (16 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen green peas
  • 4 pieces potatoes, cleaned and quartered
  • 2 teaspoons granulated white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 to 3 cups beef broth
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Procedure

  1. Heat the cooking oil in a cooking pot or deep pan.
  2. Saute the garlic and onion when the oil becomes hot.
  3. Once the onion is soft, add the pork and cook until light brown (around 3 to 5 minutes).
  4. Pour-in the tomato sauce and beef broth. Stir. Let boil. Cover and simmer for 45 to 60 minutes or until the pork becomes tender.
  5. Add the hotdogs and potatoes. Cook for 8 minutes.
  6. Add the green peas, sugar, salt, and pepper. Stir and cook for 3 minutes.
  7. Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve.
  8. Share and enjoy!

Number of servings (yield): 4

Chicken Afritada Recipe

Do you like dishes cooked in tomato-based sauce? If you will be throwing the question back to me, I’ll definitely say YES. I adore stews in tomato sauce, pasta, and and other similar dishes.

Chicken Afritada

My most favorite Filipino food, pork menudo(this was my very first recipe post, by the way), is also cooked in tomato sauce.I asked the question because I observed that there are plenty of delectable Filipino foods cooked in tomato or tomato-based sauces. Take the Beef Mechado, Chicken Asado, Beef Kaldereta, Lengua Estofada, and even the Beef Pochero as few of the examples. I enjoy eating all these dishes and I never get tired of the taste because each of them has a unique flavor that differentiates one from the other.

Here we are with another delicious tomato-based chicken dish that will surely capture your attention: Chicken Afritada. This might be an everyday dish served in Filipino households; however, having the complete ingredients and putting some love in your cooking will definitely turn this ordinary dish into something extra-ordinary.

It is given that we all have different ways in cooking certain dishes. There might be differences in ingredients and methods but we still refer to the same dish. I am curious; I love know how Chicken Afritada is done in the different regions of the Philippines. How do you do this in your hometown?

Thank you in advance for your response.

Chicken Afritada Recipe
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 6
  • Serving size: 6
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  • 2 lbs chicken, cut into serving pieces
  • 1 large potato, quartered
  • 1 large carrot, sliced
  • 1 large bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 pieces hotdogs, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 2 pieces dried bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon granulated white sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cooking oil
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  1. Pour-in cooking oil in a cooking pot or casserole then apply heat.
  2. Pan-fry the chicken until the color turns light brown (about 3 minutes per side).
  3. Remove the chicken from the cooking pot.
  4. On the same cooking pot, sauté garlic and onions.
  5. Put-in the sliced hotdogs and pan-fried chicken then cook for a minute.
  6. Pour-in tomato sauce and chicken stock then add bay leaves. Simmer for 30 to 40 minutes.
  7. Add the potato and carrots then simmer for 7 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.
  8. Put-in the bell pepper, green peas, salt, sugar, and ground black pepper then cook for 3 minutes more.
  9. Turn-off heat then transfer to a serving plate.
  10. Serve with steamed rice. Share and enjoy!


Watch the cooking video:

Pork Afritada

Pork Afritada is simply “Stewed pork in tomato sauce”. This dish is similar to Menudo and Kaldereta (or Caldereta) and is usually cooked with wedges of carrots and potatoes. Bay leaves are also added for extra flavor and aroma.Because of the similarity of Afritada to other tomato based dishes, identifying this dish is quite confusing to some.

Pork Afritada

I was asked by some people (who are still puzzled on this topic) to differentiate one from the other. I felt like standing in their shoes for a while. After some time pondering, I figured out that the visual difference can obviously be seen on the cut of the meat and the additional ingredients used. As for the taste, each dish is unique even if the base ingredients are similar. I guess changing the cut of the meat and adding a few more ingredients to it gives me the right to call it “Pork Vanjito” (just kidding).

Some Pinoy Food might look the same but inside them lays a truly unique taste capable of spelling their own name.

Tell me what you think.

Try this appetizing Filipino Pork Recipe: Pork Afritada.

Pork Afritada
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: 4
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  • 1 1/2 lbs. pork, chopped
  • 1 big potato, cut into wedges (or 5 small potatoes)
  • 1 big carrot, cut into wedges
  • 3 pieces dried bay leaves
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup beef or pork broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 small red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 small green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat the cooking oil in a pan and sauté the garlic and onions
  2. Add the pork and sauté until the outer parts are cooked (approximately 5 minutes)
  3. Add the bay leaves, beef broth, water, and tomato sauce. Stir and simmer until the pork is tender (around 30 to 40 minutes). Add more water if needed.
  4. Put-in the potato and carrots cook for 5 to 8 minutes.
  5. Add the bell pepper. Cook for 3 minutes
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste
  7. Serve hot. Share and enjoy!


Watch the cooking video: