Pork Afritada Recipe

Pork+Afritada - Pork Afritada Recipe

My mom recently cooked Pork Afritada few days ago and we would like to share the recipe. This easy recipe and good food dish is also known as Stewed Pork In Tomato Sauce. This Pork Afritada recipe is very similar to Menudo, Mechado or Caldereta since they are all tomato based.

Afritadang Baboy as we call it locally has a unique taste compared to similar tomato based Filipino recipes. Also, you could differentiate it from the others for its cut of pork, other ingredients.

Serves 4  Prep Time 15 minutes  Cooking Time 40 minutes


1/2 kilo pork, cut into serving pieces (almost like adobo cut)
1/2 cup tomato sauce
3 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced about an inch thick
2 medium red bell pepper or medium green bell pepper, sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, sliced
1 tbsp fish sauce or patis
1 cup water
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 Knorr pork cube (optional)


In a bowl, season pork with salt and pepper. Let stand 10 minutes.

Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir-fry the pork pieces until lightly brown.

And then add the garlic and saute until fragrant. Add onions until soft and translucent.

And then add carrots and season with patis and stir-fry for a few minutes.

Add the potatoes and stir-fry for another minute or two.

Pour in water and tomato sauce and bring to a boil.

Lower the heat and simmer covered for about 15 to 20 minutes or until pork is cooked and the carrots and potatoes are tender.

Add bell peppers and stir to blend.

Add cornstarch to thicken the sauce. When the sauce gets thick, stir to blend and let simmer for few minutes.

Serve hot in a serving bowl. Best paired with steamed white rice.

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