Pork Estofado Recipe (Stewed Pork)

November 20, 2013
(Last Updated On: July 6, 2016)

How to cook Pork Estofado

Pork Estofado Recipe is a dish made up of pork, stewed in a blend of vinegar and soy sauce with carrots and fried plantain which is known as Saging na Saba in Tagalog. The plantain adds sweetness and gives a different flavor that makes this dish so appetizing and delectable. You will love having plantains in some of your dishes as well. Pork Estofado is commonly served by Filipinos and is always present in the table during special gatherings; it is similar to the famous Pork Adobo and Patatim.





This dish sound Spanish but this is actually an authentic Filipino recipe, it is only the name and Estofado just means stew. We also suggest that you try our Lengua Estofado Recipe.

pork estofado recipe

Pork Estofado Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 head garlic, cloves crushed
  • 1 kg boneless pork shoulder, cut into cubes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 carrot, sliced into 1/2 inch rounds
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Silverswan soy sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Canola oil
  • 2 pieces Pan de sal, cut into 1-inch squares and fried in oil
  • 3 saba (plaintain) bananas, sliced diagonally into 2-inch pieces

Pork Estofado Cooking Instructions:

  • Heat oil in a casserole. Fry the garlic until brown. Remove garlic from pan and set aside.
  • Combine sugar, vinegar, soy sauce and water in a mixing bowl. Set aside to allow flavors to blend.
  • Pour in remaining oil and heat. Add pork and brown lightly on all sides. Pour in vinegar mixture. Bring to the boil, then lower heat to simmer. (Do not stir, or the vinegar will have a “raw” taste).
  • Add bay leaf and simmer for about 20 minutes or until pork is almost tender.
  • Add the carrot and, 5 minutes later, the bananas. When bananas and carrot are almost tender, about 5 minutes more, stir in french bread.
  • Continue simmering until pork is fully cooked and bananas and carrot are completely tender, about 5 minutes. Garnish with French bread squares.
  • Serve Hot with rice.

pork estofado recipe

Pork Estofado Recipe is commonly served by Filipinos and is always present in the table during special gatherings.

pork estofado recipe




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  • Marie Cabrera

    June 21, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    A very delicious recipe and dish. The sweet taste is a great surprise and very interesting addition to an otherwise ordinary week of the same old cooking….