Menudo: The Classic Filipino Dish

Saucy meaty and with vegetables, the Menudo is a staple dish in a Filipino kitchen. Another thing about the menudo is that it’s also a standard during festivities as it can be cooked in large portions and can easily be served to house guests.

Adding a Spanish flare with its rich tomato based sauce, the menudo is an easy to make recipe that you can prepare ahead for an on-the-go day while still be a good-to-eat meal the following day.

Classic Filipino Menudo Recipe

  1. To make the classic Filipino menudo, first prepare your ingredients.
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  3. With the oil, seer the pork fat until slightly brown over medium-high heat in a wok or a pan. Remove and set aside.
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  5. Then using the same wok or pan, flash fry the liver until outer part is cooked. Remove and set aside.
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  7. Sauté the onions until translucent, then add the garlic. Cook for 30 seconds.
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  9. Add the pork belly, stir until the meat is slightly brown.
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  11. Add the potatoes and carrots. Stir until the vegetables sweat or roughly 1-2 minutes.
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  13. Add the hotdog, stir again for another minute.
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  15. Add the tomato sauce, water, sugar, salt and pepper. Let it cook for 15 minutes.
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  17. After the first 15 minutes, add the bell peppers and liver. You may also add 1 cup of water again if the sauce has reduced to a low. Then let it cook for another 5 minutes.
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  19. Serve and enjoy! Menudo is best served over jasmine rice.

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Menudo: The Classic Filipino Dish

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz (60 g) pork fat
  • 1/2 lbs (250 g) pork belly – skin removed and cut into cubes
  • 1/2 lbs (250 g) pork liver – cut into cubes
  • 3 pieces of regular hotdog – cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 cup tomato purée
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic – chopped
  • 1 small onion – chopped
  • 1 medium size bell pepper – cut into squares
  • 1 large size potato – peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 2 carrots – peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup of water

Instructions
 

  • With the oil, seer the pork fat until slightly brown over medium-high heat in a wok or a pan. Remove and set aside.
  • Then using the same wok or pan, flash fry the liver until outer part is cooked. Remove and set aside.
  • Sauté the onions until translucent, then add the garlic. Cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add the pork belly, stir until the meat is slightly brown over medium-high heat.
  • Add the potatoes and carrots. Stir until the vegetables sweat or roughly 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the hotdog, stir again for another minute.
  • Next add the tomato sauce, water, sugar, salt and pepper. Let it cook for 15 minutes.
  • After the first 15 minutes, add the bell peppers and liver. You may also add 1 cup of water again if the sauce has reduced to a low. Then let it cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy! Menudo is best served over jasmine rice.

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