Afritada (afritadang baboy) is usually made with key ingredients such as pork or chicken. It is cooked with tomato sauce, potatoes, and bell peppers. The meat is often cut into cubes which are larger than menudo cuts. The sauce is relatively thick in comparison to other Filipino recipes. It is usually served at fiestas or social gatherings or can simply be one of everyday ulam.
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- 3/4 kg pork cut into large cubes
- 1 small carrot cut into cubes
- 2 medium potatoes cut into cubes
- 2 bay leaves (laurel)
- 1 green bell pepper cut into cubes
- 1/4 cup frozen/ green peas
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 1 1/2 cups of beef stock or water
- 3 garlic cloves chopped
- 1 small onion, chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- cooking oil
- Servings: 4
- Time: 1 hour
- Level: Easy
- Cuisine: Filipino, Spanish
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- Add cooking oil to a preheated pan. Saute’ garlic and onion until soft and fragrant. Add in the pork and saute until the outer parts turn light brown. This should take 4 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
- Add in the tomato sauce, water, and the bay leaves (laurel). Stir until well combined and bring it to a boil.
- Cover and simmer over medium low heat for 30 minutes or until the pork is tender.
- When pork is tender, add in the potatoes and carrots. Simmer for at least 10 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
- Lastly, add the bell peppers and the peas. Stir and simmer for a few more minutes until the bell peppers are cooked.
- Serve with steamed rice. Enjoy your pork afritads!