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Pork Binagoongan (Sautéed Pork with Shrimp Paste)

Pork binagoongan is a popular Filipino dish consisting of pork, sauteed shrimp paste, tomatoes and onions. Vinegar and sugar are added to balance the salty flavor of the shrimp paste.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword filipino, pork, shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 232kcal
Author Liza Agbanlog


  • 2 lbs pork shoulder or belly , cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic , chopped
  • 1 small onion , chopped
  • 1 medium tomato , chopped
  • ½ cup bottled sautéed shrimp paste , regular or spicy
  • 1 cup water plus more as needed
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp white sugar


  • Heat the oil in a heavy pan over medium high heat. Add the garlic and onion, and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and sauté until onion has softened, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the pork and saute until brown and no longer pink, about 4 minutes. Add the shrimp paste and stir until combined with the pork.
  • Add the water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to medium, cover and cook until pork is tender, about 1 hour. Check, every 15 minutes, stirring and adding ½ cup of water each time if running low on liquid.
  • Add the vinegar and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the sugar and cook until desired amount of sauce is achieved.
  • Serve with steamed and your favorite side dishes.


Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 181mg | Sodium: 439mg | Potassium: 390mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 171IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2mg