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Friday, May 2, 2008

Menudo For Potlucks

I have attended two get-togethers with two different groups of friends and I brought a favorite Filipino dish Menudo (Diced Pork with Potatoes and Chick Peas) as my potluck contribution. Cooking Menudo is not really difficult. Just the prepping of the ingredients is time consuming because you need to slice the ingredients and the meat in somewhat uniform sizes.

I brought Menudo to our recent Dinner Club Meet - a group of multi-cultural people joined together with their love for food. In our last meeting we brought food from our own country with green ingredients in it. I used green bell pepper among other things.
Then again, I brought the same dish to a Going Away Party of our good friend who is moving to South Carolina with her family.

In my first Menudo, I didn't put liver because my hubby doesn't eat them. He is not a picky eater but liver is not on his list. But in my second Menudo, I did put liver to make it really authentic. Menudo is not a menudo without liver, don't you think?


2 1/2 cups diced pork
1 cup diced pork liver
2 cups water
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp minced garlic
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium red ripe tomatoes, cubed
2 cups diced potatoes
1 small red bell pepper
1 small green bell pepper
1 can cooked chick peas
1 package of Mama Sita's Menudo Mix

1. Pre-fry the potatoes and bell peppers in 1 tbsp of oil. Set aside.
2. In the same pan, pour in the rest of the oil and saute the garlic and onion until soft.
3. Mix in the cubed pork and liver and cook stirring constantly until opaque about 5 minutes.
4. Mix in the Mama Sita's Menudo Mix dissolved in water and let it boil. Then lower the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes or until meat is tender.
5. Then mix in the pre-fried potatoes and bell pepper and chick peas. Simmer for 10 minutes longer. Add salt to taste.


  1. favorite ko rin ang menudo, mira.
    pero yon wlang liver....kasi hindi ko gusto ang lasa ng liver dito, kahit sa baka or pig...or kahit manok.

    thanks for the recipe, i do this....kaya lang yon can good na menudo.....tingnan ko sa asia store.

    i have to go there too, wla na akong bigas....ano kaya ang price ano?

    kasi dito rin tumaas ang price ng rice, pero hindi kagaya sa atin, mahal pa, wala pa....

    thanks for sharing ha?
    nagutom ako....

    ay oo nga, you know what i cook now?
    rabhaber...ewan ano ba ito, fruits or ewan, first time kong niloto,
    naku masarap pala at maasim, parang mangga-green....

    sorry, this look like stalk of Gabi sa atin?...ganoon din pagloto.....palutan or peel-off the skin, n dice it, cooked it with sugar, yon lang.....

    ang sarap, maasim n matamis....

    ay ano ba ito, i just let you imagine for what kind of marmalade it

    visit pa ako sa ibang site mo...

    thanks for always visiting me...

    thank you very much for all your are a nice friend.....

  2. I like Menudo but without the liver, just like Rob. LOL

    Definitely Maybe!
    Not Just Another Blog...

  3. LOL!!!! Your husband and Dana has something in common. They dislike liver...

    Actually, Dana hates liver! He eats everything except that..