Dinuguan is the Filipino version of blood stew. Pork slices are sautéed in onion and garlic and cooked with pork blood. Sometimes, pork innards such as the small and large intestines along with other internal parts of the pig are added.
How to Cook Dinuguan
Start by sautéing garlic and onion. This is a common practice when cooking Filipino dishes. Make sure that the onion softens before adding the pork. Saute the meat until it turns light brown. This recipe suggest the use of any boneless cut of pork. Cook it until it turns light brown. Feel free to add innards. Check this recipe and use it as a guide.
Tenderize the pork by boiling. Pour water, cover the pot, and cook in low heat until tender. Adding a piece of pork cube (bouillon) is a big help to make the dish taste meatier.
Pour the pork blood while stirring and cook it for at least 8 minutes to make sure that it is fully done. Add vinegar and the remaining ingredients. Some people would add vinegar before the blood. It is up to you to choose the sequence.
You will notice that brown sugar is one of the key ingredients in this version. This is not a substitute for MSG as I would say in my other videos. It is added to help improve the overall taste of the stew.
Season with salt and pepper. Dinuguan can be enjoyed with rice or with puto. Check out this recipe for butter puto.
Try this Dinuguan Recipe and let me know what you think.
- 1 lb pork cut into cubes
- 1 cup vinegar
- 2 pieces long green pepper
- 1 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 piece onion chopped finely
- 1 tablespoon garlic minced
- 3 tablespoon cooking oil
- 1 cup water
- 10 oz pork blood
- 1 piece pork cube boullion
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat oil in a pan. Sauté garlic and onion.
- Once the onion softens, add pork. Continue to sauté for 5 minutes or until light brown.
- Pour water. Let boil.
- Add pork cube. Cook in low heat until the meat tenderizes.
- Add pork blood. Stir. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes while stirring.
- Pour vinegar and add sugar and long green pepper. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper as needed. Serve hot with puto.