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Filipino Pork Menudo

Pork menudo is a popular Filipino dish. It consists of pork stewed in tomato sauce. Vegetables like bell pepper, peas, carrots, and raisins may be added.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 446kcal
Author Liza Agbanlog


  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp lemon or calamansi juice
  • 2 lbs pork shoulder , sliced into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 cup water plus more if needed
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 red bell pepper, deseeded and diced
  • 1 cup diced carrot
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans) rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup raisins
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • In a big glass bowl, mix together the soy sauce and lemon juice. Add the pork and let marinate for half an hour.
  • Heat the oil in a heavy pan over medium high heat. Add the garlic and onion, and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes and saute until onion is soft, about 2 minutes. Stir in the fish sauce and paprika.
  • Add the marinated pork pieces and saute until brown and no longer pink, about 4 minutes.
  • Add the water and then bring to a boil. Lower the heat to medium, cover and cook until pork is tender, about 45 minutes. Check, every 15 minutes, stirring and adding 1/2 cup of water each time, if running low on liquid.
  • Add the potatoes, red bell pepper and carrots. Cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add the green peas, chickpeas and raisins. Cook for another 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve with steamed rice.


Calories: 446kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 895mg | Potassium: 1409mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3700IU | Vitamin C: 86mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 6mg