This Pork Pochero Recipe makes use of Plantain Bananas (Saging na Saba) which gives any dish a sweet taste. There are also carrots in the dish which add sweet notes to the sourness of the tomato sauce in this recipe.
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:45 mins
Total Time:1 hour
1 Kilo Pork (Belly / Liempo), bite size
1 pc. medium size onion (chopped)
4 pcs. Saba (Banana), diagonal slice
2 pcs. small size potato cuts into a quarter
100 grams green beans, trimmed
½ small cabbage, quartered
1 bunch Pechay
A small amount of Patis / Fish Sauce
1 Tbsp. peppercorns
salt to taste
In a cooking pot or pan, saute garlic and onions
Add Pork Belly and stir-fry for about 5 minutes.
Add Fish Sauce / Patis and the Tomato Sauce.
Stir for a few minutes then add the 3 cups of water.
Add the White Beans and Peppercorns.
Wait to Boil and then simmer for 30 minutes or until the pork and the beans become tender. Remove Scums and add a small amount of water.
Wait for the Pork to become Tender then add the Tomatoes and cook for another 3 minutes or until the tomatoes are already tender and soft.
Add the remaining ingredients such as green beans, Cabbage, Pechay and Saging na Saba and cook for another 5 minutes or until the last ingredients are cooked.
Adjust seasonings according to taste.
Serve with Hot Rice.
See this video for a different way of cooking pork pochero.