Pochero Filipino Food Recipe

“Pochero is a sweet beef stew combined with banana and traditionally simmered in tomato sauce.”

Here is a very basic and easy to follow step by step instruction on how to cook the Filipino style Pochero. This one of a kind Filipino pochero recipe doesn’t include any hint of tomato. If you have any comments or suggestion regarding this recipe, feel free to express it via the comment section.


Pochero Ingredients:

* 1/2 kilo chicken
* 1/2 kilo pork cubes
* 1/2 kilo beef chunk cubes for stewing
* 4 pieces chorizo bilbao
* 8 cups water
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 bundle onion leeks
* 6 cloves minced garlic
* 2 tablespoons oil
* 5 pieces Saba banana
* 5 pieces boiled quarterd potatoes
* 5 pieces boiled sweet potatoes (quartered)
* 1 cup chickpeas
* 1 bundle sliced cabbage
* salt & pepper to taste

Pochero Cooking Instructions – How To Cook Pochero:

1). Boil pork, chicken, beef, chorizo in salted water with onion leeks.

2). Lower fire and let simmer until all meat is tender.

3). Take out all the meat, set aside, keep stock.

4). In a casserole, saute garlic, onion, then pour in the stock.

5). Bring to a boil, add all meat, banana, potatoes, sweet potatoes and chickpeas.

6). Season with salt and patis.

7). Add in the cabbage.

8). Serve hot.

Enjoy this basic Pochero recipe!

Pochero Image by chotda shared via Flickr (March 18, 2013) under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) license.

Image may vary with the end result of this recipe. Image is used for presentation purposes only.

6 thoughts on “Pochero Filipino Food Recipe

  1. Anonymous

    stew simmered in tomato?! but the ingridients have no tomato, the pictures also show signs of tomato sauce and tomato but the directions for cooking has no instructions when to put tomatoes or sauce

  2. Anonymous

    Same as ms anonymous' comment, no tomato or tomato sauce mentioned. When can i pour the tomato sauce? after i pour the stew?

  3. Anonymous

    hahahha.. maybe they forgot to put it in the recipe…..on my part i didn't use the stock instead i used tomato sauce for that thick sauce and try frying first (brown) the banana and potato for added flavor…

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