Pork Guisantes is a tomato base pork stew. This recipe is similar to Pork Menudo and Pork Afritada, but some ingredients vary. It is also sometimes referred to as pork with green peas in tomato sauce.
I use tomato sauce to make this dish back in the days. I only started having canned diced tomatoes a few years ago – when I ran out of tomato sauce. I was in the middle of the cooking process when I realized that I already consumed the last can of tomato sauce for the Pinoy Spaghetti that I made a day before. It was a good thing that I was able to find a can of diced tomatoes sitting in the pantry. The Pork Guisantes dish that I made that day had a fresher flavor. That discovery made me use canned diced tomatoes (or fresh diced tomatoes) ever since.
This is a typical everyday dish fit for lunch or dinner. It is best served with hot steamed rice.
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I get a lot of feedback regarding the lack of serving size information. Thanks for informing me. I will include the serving sizes on all recipes starting from this post. I will update the others when I get the chance. This recipe is good for 5 to 6 persons.
Try this Pork Guisantes Recipe and let me know what you think.
- 1 lb pork, sliced into strips
- 1 large red bell pepper, sliced into strips
- 14 ounce (canned) sweet peas or 1½ cups frozen sweet peas
- 15 ounces (canned) diced tomatoes
- 1½ cups beef broth
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 medium onion, cubed
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
- Heat a pan and pour-in cooking oil
- Saute garlic and onions
- Put-in the pork and cook for 3 to 5 minutes
- Add the diced tomatoes and beef broth and let boil. Simmer until the pork is tender (usually 30 to 45 minutes)
- Sprinkle some salt and pepper and stir.
- Add the red bell, and then cook for 5 minutes.
- Put-in the sweet peas (guisantes) and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Turn the heat off, and then transfer to a serving plate.
- Serve with steamed rice.
- Share and enjoy!