Thursday, August 5, 2010

Pork Menudo (minus the liver)

This is my mom's recipe and I'm so happy it turned out great (or maybe I'm just used to her cooking). I never learned to eat liver so I used liver spread instead.

Pork Menudo
3/4 kilo pork rump, cut into strips approx 1 inch by 1/2 inch, washed and drained
1/2 head of big garlic, crushed
1 big red onion, minced
6 small tomatoes, sliced
2-3 small boxes of Sun Maid raisins, approx 300-400 grams
2-3 pieces bay/laurel leaves
1 small pack tomato sauce
1 can liver spread (or 1/2 if a toddler will eat with you)
2 medium carrots, diced
3 medium potatoes, diced

  1. In medium sized skillet (there will be a bit of sauce in the end), saute garlic and onions. When onions have caramelized, add tomatoes and saute to soften. Crush tomatoes when soft to add flavor. When all the tomatoes have been crushed, add raisins and saute for about 2 minutes on medium heat.
  2. Add pork and sear for about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. When the pork changes it's pinkish color to white, cover and simmer on low heat.
  3. When pork is half-cooked, add tomato sauce. You can put 1/2 cup of hot water in the pack to rinse the remaining sauce, it will also thin the sauce a little. Add liver spread. You can put the 1 can in it if you want. I just used half because I have a toddler who doesn't like the taste of liver much.
  4. Season with salt and pepper, or add soy sauce to adjust saltiness.
  5. Add potatoes and carrots. Simmer for 5 minutes until they are tender.
  6. Serve hot, preferably over cooked rice.
  7. Enjoy!

Will post picture tomorrow. Waiting for hubby to come home so I can use his lappy.

10 comments:

rome said...

hmmm yum yum

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Vernz said...

hi mommy... dropping by.. yummy naman this one ... in fairness binasa ko di masyado mahirap gawin ... try ko.. hehehe.

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Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

I've never had liver, my mom ate it as a child and hated it so she doesn't make it.

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Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews said...

Yum! I will have to try this. My husband loves menudo but I don't like the meat in it so this sounds good!

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Dhemz said...

I prefer without the liver...thanks for sharing the recipe...followed your blog.

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