This is a soupy version of pork pochero. If you remember, the latest pochero recipe that we had is more like a stew. It had less liquid, but it was very tasty and the meat was perfectly tender. I thought of making a soupy version because I was craving for this for the longest time.
I hope that you had an exciting day today. Mine was just fine, it was not as bright as I was expecting, but I am thankful for all the things that transpired. At the end of the day, I had to cook something to make me feel better. As you know, cooking is my stress reliever; it makes me feel happy and relaxed. Do you relate to me?
I’m glad that this Pork Pochero turned out to be fantastic. The meat was so tender and the soup was filled with different flavors that all worked in harmony to produce a great tasting dish. There is nothing special about this dish. It just came out the way I expected it to be, which is awesome. It was nice to have while it was still piping hot.
What ingredients do you use when making pork pochero? Aside from the pork, I made used of Chinese sausage for this dish because I ran out of chorizo de bilbao. It is the best alternative ingredient that I had. There was also garbanzos or chick peas, bok choy (you can use pechay), saging na saba, potato, and fresh green beans ( these are called Baguio beans in the Philippines) – and I also used tomato sauce.
Try this Pork Pochero Recipe. Let me know what you think.
Pork Pochero Recipe
- 1 lb. pork belly liempo, sliced into serving pieces
- 2 pieces Chinese sausage sliced crosswise
- 1 large plum tomato
- 4 cloves garlic crushed and minced
- 1 large yellow onion chopped
- 4 pieces saba banana halved
- 2 bunches bok choy lower end cut
- 8 oz. green beans
- 1 large potato cut into cubes
- 6 to 7 cups water
- 1 8oz. can tomato sauce
- 2 pork cubes
- Salt and ground black pepper to taste
- 3 tablespoons cooking oil
- Heat oil in a cooking pot.
- Sauté garlic onion, and tomato
- Once the onion becomes tender, add the Chinese sausage and pork belly. Continue to cook until the pork belly browns (around 3 minutes).
- Pour the tomato sauce and water. Let boil.
- Add the pork (or beef cubes). Stir. Cover the pot and set the heat to low. Boil for 50 minutes.
- Add the banana and potato. Cover and continue to cook in medium heat for 12 minutes.
- Add the green beans and bok choy. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
- Add salt and ground black pepper to taste.
- Serve, Share and enjoy!