Pork Menudo Recipe: Simple and inexpensive!

Pork Menudo is a recipe that originated from Filipino cuisine. It’s a vibrant stew with pork or chicken, liver, potatoes, carrots, hotdogs, and raisins in a rich tomato sauce. This viand is always served to guests for celebrations like fiestas and other gatherings.

You know how Filipinos love to celebrate! Every region in the Philippines has its versions of Pork Menudo, but people would always prefer “The best ang luto ni Nanay!” which means nothing beats anything that a mother cooks. 

As there are many versions of this savory dish, this one is a pretty straightforward instruction that can be prepared and cooked for about 70 minutes. Its ingredients are readily available and inexpensive!

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. of pork
  • 1/4 lb. of pig liver
  • 1 cup of diced potatoes
  • 1 piece of carrot cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup of soy sauce
  • 1/2 piece of lemon
  • 1 piece of onion (chopped)
  • 3 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 pieces of hotdog sliced diagonally
  • 2 tablespoons of cooking oil
  • 2 to 3 pieces of dried bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the pork, soy sauce, and lemon. Marinate for a minimum of 1 hour.
  2. In a skillet, heat the oil.
  3. Sauté the garlic and onion.
  4. Pour in the marinated pork—Cook for about 5 to 7 minutes.
  5. Spill in the tomato sauce and water, followed by the bay leaves. Allow to boil and simmer for 30 minutes to an hour, depending on how tough the pork is. Add water as needed.
  6. Add the liver and hot dogs. Let it simmer for another 5 minutes.
  7. Add the potatoes, carrots, sugar, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Cook and stir for 8 to 12 minutes, then turn off the heat.
  8. Serve before it gets cold. Enjoy!