Filipino Style Pork Stew

Filipino Style Pork Stew

Filipino Style Pork Stew


2 Pounds Pork Shoulder, cubed
1 Onion, diced
¼ Cup Sliced Garlic
¼ Cup Chopped Ginger Root
1 Tbsp Tamarind Paste
¾ Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
½ Cup Soy Sauce or Tamari
4 Cups Butternut or Kabocha Squash
½ Pound Green Beans
1 Tbsp Minced Pickled Jalapeno
½ Cup Sliced Green Onion
2 Tbsp Fish Sauce


Heat a stock pot over medium heat. Add the pork cubes and cook until well browned. Remove from pan and add in the onion, garlic, and ginger. Sauté until ginger is fragrant and onion just starts to soften, about 5 minutes.

Return pork to the pot and pour in vinegar, soy sauce, tamarind paste, and 4 cups of water. Bring this mix to a boil. Turn to a strong simmer, cover and cook until the pork is tender, about 90 minutes.

Add in the squash and jalapeno and cook for 20 minutes. Mix in the green beans and cook 10 minutes longer. Remove mix from heat and mix in the green onions and fish sauce. Serve.

This stew is best served over rice, but not necessary. Also, you may add in other vegetables if you wish, such as spinach, bok choy, zucchini, mushrooms, etc.

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