Pork Giniling Menudo (Minced Pork and Tomato Sauce Stew)

  • 1 lb. giniling na baboy (minced pork)
  • 3 pcs. hotdog, thinly sliced
  • 4 tbsps. calamansi lime juice
  • 4 tbsps. soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pc. medium-sized red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 pcs. medium sized potatoes, diced
  • 1 ½ cups tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • ½ cup green peas
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1 medium-sized red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 pcs. bay leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3-5 pcs. hardboiled eggs, peeled (optional)
  • 3 tbsps. minced parsley
  • 3 tbsps. cooking oil

  1. In a large bowl, marinate the minced pork in the mixture of soy sauce and calamansi lime juice. Mix well and set aside for at least 30 minutes
  2. Heat cooking oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Sauté garlic and onion until fragrant and translucent. Add minced pork and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until the color turns pale brown.
  3. Add tomato sauce, water and bay leaves. Stir to incorporate all the ingredients. Bring to a boil and then lower the heat to simmer to about 10 minutes or until the pork meat is cooked through. Add more water as necessary.
  4. Add potatoes and carrots. Continue to simmer until tender. 
  5. Add green peas, hotdogs, raisins and hardboiled eggs (optional). Continue to simmer until the liquid is reduced. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat.
  6. Transfer on a serving dish and then garnish with parsley. Serve with fresh bread or hot steamed rice. Enjoy!

**Number of Servings: 4

  1. Minced beef is a good substitute for pork. Just adjust the cooking time of the meat.
  2. You may put some sweet catsup or a dash of sugar to add a hint of sweetness.
  3. You may add a couple of tablespoons of liver spread or liver pâté, if preferred.