WATCH: How to Make Pochero

This well-loved Filipino stew has a delicious sweet and salty blend

 

 

Pochero is a classic Filipino tomato-based stew cooked with pork, beef, chicken, and lots of vegetables. Try this easy pochero recipe for a warm and hearty meal. 

 

2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 piece onion, quartered
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 kilo beef brisket, cubed
1/2 kilo pork belly, (liempo), cubed
1/2 kilo chicken legs
2 pieces tomatoes, sliced
2 cups water
2 tablespoons fish sauce (patis)
1 250-mg can tomato sauce
2 pieces potatoes, halved
2 pieces plantain banana, sliced
1 bunch pechay, (Chinese leafy cabbage)
1/4 head of cabbage

 

1

Heat oil in a deep pot. Sauté the onion and garlic. Add the beef, pork, and chicken. Stir in the tomatoes and continue to cook until all the meat has browned.

 

2

Pour the water and bring to a boil. Add in the fish sauce, tomato sauce, and potatoes. Simmer while the pot is covered until all the meat is tender (about 30 minutes). Season according to your taste by adding either salt or more fish sauce.

 

3

Add the sliced banana and continue to cook until bananas are tender. Add the pechay and cabbage, turn off the heat and cover. Let it stand for about 5 minutes before serving.

 

Lemongrass enhances the beef broth in this Visayan version of a well-loved dish.

This well-loved Filipino stew is made with meat, tomatoes, and saba (plantain bananas).

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