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Healthy Chicken Recipe - Pochero

Updated on November 7, 2012

Filipino Pochero Recipe

Have you ever noticed some of the similarities in our dishes to the other nation’s dishes? Well, yes, in fact almost all our food served as the Filipino cuisine is a combination of any of the foreigners that once visited our land. But there are also differences that makes the Filipino cuisine more unique. One great example of that is pochero.

Pochero is a famous Filipino stew not just in the Philippines but also all throughout the world. It has similarities on other nation’s dishes such as that from the Spaniards’ cocido dish because of the fact that almost all our cuisine are influenced by other people who have invaded the country many years ago. It can be served during ordinary Sunday gatherings as well as any other celebrations. Here is a recipe on how to cook Pork Pochero.

You will need:

× ½ kilogram pork (cut into cubes)

× 3 cups pork broth

× 3 cups water

× 1 tablespoon cooking oil

× 1 tablespoon salt

× 1 piece cabbage (sliced)

× 1 piece sweet corn (optional)

× 2 pieces onions (chopped)

× 4 pieces garlic (minced)

× 4 pieces potatoes (chopped)

× 4 pieces ripe cardava banana/ saging na saba (sliced)


Here’s how to cook:

1. In a big casserole, pour in the water and pork. Let it boil for about an hour or so.

2. When the meat becomes tenderized, strain and set aside. Don’t throw away the pork broth since it will still be used later.

3. In a frying pan, pour in some cooking oil and set the fire into medium heat.

4. Sauté garlic and onion for about 2 minutes.

5. Add the pork meat that you set aside earlier. Stir and fry. Make sure that it turns brown all over.

6. Add the pork broth and let it boil for a few minutes.

7. Put the cardava bananas and potatoes into the pan. Let it simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes.

8. Add cabbage and salt depending on your desired taste.

9. Cover and let it cook for about 5 minutes.

Turn off the heat and it’s time to serve!


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