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Filipino Puchero or Pochero is a delicious stew made from chicken, pork or beef. Here’s how to prepare Puchero or Pochero the Filipino way.

Estimated cooking time: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Makes 6 Servings

puchero or pochero recipe

Pochero Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dried chickpeas
  • 1 kilo chicken, cut in serving size pieces
  • 1/2 kilo pork, cut in large cubes
  • 2 chorizo sausage, cut into 1″ pieces
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 10 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped

  • 2 ripe tomatoes, peeled and diced or1 small can whole tomatoes
  • 1/2 kilo sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 3 pcs Saba or Cardaba banana cut into chunks
  • 1 bok choy, cut across in 2″ sections
  • 8 green onions, cut in 2″ lengths

Pochero Cooking Instructions:

  • Wash chick peas and soak overnight (or use a can of Garbanzo beans).
  • In one pan put in the chick peas chicken, pork, chorizo and add water to cover.
  • Add sliced onion, salt and peppercorns, bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer until meats and chick peas are almost tender.
  • In another pan heat oil and fry garlic with the chopped onion on low heat, stirring frequently until golden brown.
  • Add tomatoes and cook to a pulp.
  • Add meats, stock, Saba banana and sweet potatoes.
  • Simmer until potatoes are nearly cooked then add cabbage and green onions for the last few minutes.
  • Serve broth as soup and the meats and vegetables as a separate course.


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Here’s the delicious Filipino Puchero or Pochero

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One Response

  1. pinoycook

    May 25th, 2009 at 11:53 pm


    we also put saging na saba for our pochero.

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