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How to Cook Saucy Filipino Pork Giniling

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Saucy pork giniling is a popular Filipino dish.

Saucy pork giniling is a popular Filipino dish.

Ground Meat

Pork giniling is a popular Filipino dish that is sold at roadside carinderias, or food stalls. Carinderias are small restaurant-style eateries that serve rice meals and other made-to-order dishes.

The word "giniling" refers to any ground meat. In this recipe, I made a sweet and savory saucy pork giniling. My version of this stewed ground pork and vegetable dish is flavored with a Filipino sweet tomato sauce.

Ingredients for pork giniling

Ingredients for pork giniling

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

35 min

45 min

2 to 3 servings


  • 200 grams ground pork
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 5 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons carrots, diced
  • 3 tablespoons potato, diced
  • 3 tablespoons bell pepper, diced
  • 3 tablespoons green peas
  • 3 tablespoons raisins
  • 2 tablespoons onion, minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • cooking oil


For Preparation

  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 medium bowl
  • 7 small bowls
  • 1 medium plate
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • chopping board
  • knife
  • can opener

For Cooking

  • pan
  • cooking spoon


  1. Heat the oil in a pan. Saute the onion until translucent.
  2. Add the ground pork and season with salt and pepper. Cook meat until it turns slightly brown.
  3. To the same pan, add the water, bay leaf, soy sauce, and tomato sauce.
  4. Bring to a boil. Add potato and carrots. Cook until slightly tender.
  5. Add bell pepper, green peas, and raisins. Adjust seasonings.
  6. Lower the heat. Let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Turn off the heat. Best served with rice.

Tips and Techniques

  1. Replace tomato sauce with ketchup.
  2. Instead of pork, substitute ground chicken or beef.
  3. To adjust the consistency of the sauce, add more or less water, as desired.
  4. To make the dish spicier, add sliced chilies.
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