Dinuguan Recipe with Gata

This version is extra creamy and delicious!

IMAGE Mira Angeles

Dinuguan is always best served with puto. This classic ulam Pinoy dish is a dish that people either love or hate. That's because it not only is made with pork blood but it also uses pork innards as the main ingredients of the dish. 

What is dinuguan

In the simplest terms, dinuguan comes from the root word in Tagalog meaning blood or "dugo". This dish is basically a blood stew. In this case, the blood is pork blood and to make it taste great and be heartier, it is not only cooked with vinegar to give it a delicious tang but it's got chunks of pork in it, too. Normally, the pork pieces are pork intestines, chopped up and cubed, but may also include the heart, kidneys, and other offal. 

If you are only as brave as cooking with blood and don't care to use the offal too in your dish, you can opt-out of using innards and instead use pork parts that are more to your taste. In this recipe, the pork innards are replaced with your choice of pork, cubed, and then fried in oil so it develops a delicious flavor. 

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when it's time to serve the cooked dish, it's traditional to serve this stew with puto or steamed rice cakes. For this kind of recipe, it's a natural pairing that gives a great contrast of textures and flavors, earthy yet tangy with the sweet, gritty with the soft. To keep it classic, dunk pillowy puto bigas into this thick saucy dinuguan with hints of coconut from the gata to discover just how delicious this unique stew can be. 

 

 

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Prep Time
10 mins 
Cooking Time
25 mins 
Ready In
35 mins 
Yield
4
Cuisine
Filipino
Cooking Method
Stew

Dinuguan with Gata Ingredients

How to cook Dinuguan with Gata

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