This well-loved Filipino stew is made with meat, tomatoes, and saba (plantain bananas).
This Filipino stew is made with meat, tomatoes, and saba (plantain bananas) and this recipe combines pork belly, beef brisket, and chicken. Enjoy this for a hearty meal!
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 piece onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 kilo pork, (use country-style boneless ribs or pork belly), cut into 1-1/2 cubes
1/2 kilo beef, (use chuck or brisket), cubed
1/2 kilo chicken, cut into small parts
2 pieces tomatoes, diced
2 tablespoons fish sauce (patis)
2 cups water
2 pieces potatoes, quartered and then halved
1 can tomato sauce
3-4 pieces banana, plantain
1 bunch bok choy (chinese leafy cabbage), baby or regular-sized
1 head cabbage
salt, to taste
2 pieces eggplant, grilled
Heat the oil in a deep pot. Sauté the onion for a minute and then add the garlic. Add the pork cubes, beef and chicken. Stir in the tomatoes and continue to cook until all the meat have browned.
Pour in the fish sauce. Let it simmer for about 3-5 minutes.
Add the water and bring to a boil. Simmer while the pot is covered until all the meat is tender (about 30 to 40 minutes).
Add the potatoes and tomato sauce. Stir. Simmer again for about 5-6 minutes. Season according to your taste by adding either salt or more fish sauce.
Add the sliced saba and continue to cook until bananas are tender. Add the Bok choy leaves and cabbage, turn off the heat and cover. Let it stand for about 5 minutes.
Serve with diced eggplant and fish bagoong on the side.
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