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Estofadong Baboy

This is a recipe for Filipino pork Estofado with pan-fried carrots and saba banana.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Pork
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 5
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 1/2 lbs. pork sliced into cubes
  • 2 medium ripe saba banana sliced
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 6 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 teaspoon crushed peppercorn
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 4 tablespoons cooking oil


  • Combine pork, crushed peppercorn, garlic, soy sauce, and vinegar in a bowl. Mix well. Marinate for at least 3 hours.
  • Heat oil in a cooking pot.
  • Once the oil becomes hot, pan fry the carrots for 45 seconds per side. Remove from the pot. Set aside.
  • Pan fry the banana for 45 seconds per side. Remove from the pot. Set aside.
  • Using the remaining oil, pan fry the marinated pork for around 1 to 1 1/2 minutes per side. Note: You may add more cooking oil if needed.
  • Put the crushed garlic into the pot. Cook for 30 seconds. Note: This is the same ingredient used to marinate the pork.
  • Pour-in the remaining marinade from the bowl and add beef broth. Let boil. Cover and cook in medium heat for 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until the pork becomes tender.
  • Add brown sugar. Stir. Cook for 15 minutes.
  • Add the pan fried carrots and bananas. Stir.
  • Transfer to a serving plate. Serve.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 5g