Pork Caldereta

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg pork (with bones and skin), cut into serving pieces
  • 1 small can liver spread
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 medium size red/green bell pepper, cut into wedges
  • 2 medium size potato, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/2 tsp peppercorns, crushed
  • 2 medium size onions, chopped
  • 1/2 head garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp hot sauce
  • 2 to 3 pcs siling labuyo
  • 3 pcs bay leaves
  • cooking oil

Procedure:

  1. Place pork in a large saucepan.
  2. Add enough water to cover meat then boil quickly for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Remove from saucepan and discard liquid.
  4. Rinse pork with running water to remove all scum. Drain and keep aside.
  5. Using same saucepan, sauté garlic and onion.
  6. Add the pork and sauté for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Add tomato sauce and hot sauce, and stir cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
  8. Add in pineapple juice, 6 to 8 cups of water, ground peppercorns, and bay leaves.
  9. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 30 to 45 minutes or until pork are tender (add more water as necessary).
  10. Add potatoes and continue to simmer for 3 to 5 minutes or when potatoes are cooked and just enough sauce remains.
  11. Add liver spread, cheddar cheese, and siling labuyo, cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  12. Add bell pepper and season with salt to taste, cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  13. Add cornstarch (diluted in 1/2 cup of water) and stir cook until sauce thickens. Remove from heat.
  14. Serve hot. Enjoy!

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