Beef Pochero Recipe (Pocherong Baka)

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Puchero is a Spanish term for “Stewpot” and Filipinos, having been colonized by Spain for many years have learned the technique of cooking this wonderful and authentic dish.


  • 2 lbs beef short ribs
  • piece cabbage, quartered
  • 1 bunch Bok Choy (10 pcs)
  • 1 medium-sized potato, cubed
  • 2 large (saba) banana, sliced
  • 3 pieces chorizo, sliced thinly
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 medium-sized onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp whole peppercorn
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 small can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup garbanzos


  1. Heat oil in the pot and fry the banana until color turns golden brown. Once done, set the bananas aside
  2. Put in the chorizo in the same pot and fry for about 3 to 5 minutes then set aside
  3. Saute the garlic, onion, and tomato
  4. Add the beef and cook for 5 minutes
  5. Add the fish sauce, tomato sauce, and whole peppercorn and mix well
  6. Add the water and simmer until meat is tender (about 35 minutes in pressure cooker)
  7. Put-in the fried chorizo, fried banana, potato, and garbanzos and simmer for 7 minutes
  8. Add the cabbage, long green beans and simmer for 5 minutes
  9. Add the Bok Choy and turn off the heat. Cover the pot for 5 minutes to cook the Bok Choy
  10. Serve.


This video shows another recipe for beef pochero.


Keywords: comfort meal, rainy day food, authentic, beef stew