Pork Afritada

PORK AFRITADA is a pork version of my Chicken Afritada I posted few weeks ago. Since I bought some Baguio vegetables at a low price, I had plenty enough to complement with this porky dish. Pork Afritada also is one of the most popular Filipino pork recipe as well as Pork Menudo, Pork Mechado and Pork Caldereta, which makes all of them almost the same since they are all stewed in tomato sauce. All of these Pork recipes in tomato sauce has its own distinct taste and technique in cooking but all Filipino pork dishes are indulged and loved.


1 kilo pork kasim, sliced into cubes
2 heads garlic, peeled and crushed
2 large onions, peeled and sliced
4 red tomatoes, quartered
1 cup tomato sauce
6 laurel leaves (bay leaves)
potatoes, peeled and cubed
carrots, peeled and cubed
cooking oil
brown sugar

In a skillet, brown pork cubes and set aside. But do not completely cook them yet. Fry them till sides of pork cubes turned light brown. Then set aside.

In a large sauce pan, heat oil. Sauté garlic and onions. Cook until aromatic and onions turned transparent. Then, add tomatoes. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.

Add the pork cubes. Stir until all ingredients are well-blended.

Add tomato sauce, bay leave and 2 cups water.

Bring to slow boil, cook until meat is tender, covered, stirring once in a while. Cook until meat is tender.

Add carrots and potatoes. Season with salt and brown sugar.

Add water until desired consistency is achieved.

When carrots and potatoes are cooked, then serve your PORK AFRITADA with steaming hot rice. border=””

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