Pork Afritada (Braised Pork in Tomato Sauce)

Pork Afritada is one of my family’s favorite Filipino recipe that I’ve cooked over and over again. This Filipino dish is somewhat similar to caldereta, mechado and menudo recipe that are tomato sauce based stews which I believe was introduced by the Spaniards in the Philippines.

So, try this Afritada recipe and don’t forget also other Filipino tomato based stew recipes in your next meal. 

Ingredients :

  • 1 lb. pork, cut into serving pieces
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp. patis (fish sauce)
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 tbsp. fine breadcrumbs (or flour, or cornstarch)
  • vegetable oil
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Cooking Procedures :

  1. Put pork in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Let stand 10 to 20 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir-fry pork pieces until no longer pink in color and turn lightly brown.
  3. Add and sauté garlic until fragrant. Stir in onion until soft and translucent. Season with patis and then add potatoes, stir-fry for a few minutes.
  4. Pour in water and tomato sauce and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and let it simmer covered for about 25 to 30 minutes or until pork is cooked and potatoes are tender.
  5. Add in bell peppers and stir to blend. Correct seasonings. Thicken sauce with breadcrumbs (or flour, or cornstarch, if using). Stir and blend and let simmer for another few more minutes.
  6. Remove from heat. Transfer to a serving dish and serve hot.

My Recipe Rating is 5 out of 5 stars: with 28 comment review(s)

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28 Responses to “Pork Afritada (Braised Pork in Tomato Sauce)”

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  1. pcso says:

    yum! yum! yum! ito haponan namin mamaya! 😀

  2. dave says:

    Pork afritada for dinner! Hope my dad will love this..

  3. mike paez says:

    the result was good ! thanks for the recipe ! 😀

  4. may soliva says:

    i love it

  5. abigail lumague says:

    il cook this for my boyfriend i hope he’ll like it:)

  6. Agnes Ortega says:

    Hi, thank you for this recipe. Since back home in the philippines I didn’t know how to cook. Now I followed your recipe and I found out this 2 tbsp constarch is too thick in consistency so my afritada is like pudding. However, it taste so good.

  7. Jaira Mae Dimaculangan says:

    SOOOOOO…GOOD TALAGA NO.1 RECIPE ME AND MY SISSY ARE ALONG AGAIN

  8. jepay says:

    il try to cook this tomorrow….hope my family wil like it…thanks for this..:)

    • maya says:

      Sarap……. So hungry na ako love you jepay

  9. janet jamandre guireba says:

    love it thanks…

    • janjan says:

      sarap naman i will cook it 4 my dad

  10. EuLaira Bicas says:

    ..my fav0rite..!

  11. norina machico bordan says:

    Thanks, I’ll be serving this to our town fiesta….

  12. kareen rivera says:

    i will try this recipe tonight. i think i can do this. This will be my first time preparing pork afritada. Hope my family will like this.

  13. Nikka says:

    hi! I tried this with chicken and it worked even then! Thank you thank you thank you! I cooked this for my mom (the first time I ever cooked for her) and she loved it!:D

  14. Cristall Jah Llanzana says:

    YUM YUM YUM I REALLY LIKE IT I SO HUNGRY NA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    SANA ALWAYS KO YAN ULAM!!!! HEHEHE

  15. RA says:

    oh hi… dunno how to cook afritada and i tried browsing some recipe and found this, well the outcome was really fine… they said it taste good! thanks a lot :))

  16. Berna says:

    Hi! I’ve tried your dish and everyone loves it. And the funny thing was, it was my first time to cook Pork Afritada. It was very fulfilling. Thanks and Happy New Year!

  17. claire says:

    i love your recipe! it taste so good and easy to prepare..

    Thanks ;D

  18. Jhenny says:

    thanks for your afritada.. taste great my family loves it when I cooked it. thanks more power and more recipes to come.

  19. t.a.e says:

    nice filipino recipe!!

  20. Aurora says:

    yay! thanks for sharing this recipe..I am hosting a dinner for my Japanese friends tomorrow and I’m cooking pork aftritada and chicken menudo. I’m sure they’ll love it! thanks!

  21. joie elmed says:

    thanks for sharing this pork afritada recipe

  22. gingmelo says:

    Thanks much for your Afritada, i cooked it for my family they love it.. more recipe to come! more power

  23. yayee says:

    hi, you’re afritada is easy to prepare and cook it taste so good. My family will surely love it again. Youre site ismy favorite i cook all Filipino food here in Florida we just migrated here and my hub missed all Filipino food. His favorite is saute monggo.

    Thank you for guiding us and being my partner in my kitchen.
    God bless all of you.

  24. Rhinna says:

    Hello, Thanks much for your Afritada, i cooked it for my host family here in geneva @ they love it.. more recipe to come!!God bless!

  25. Lorda says:

    Thank u,im teaching myself cooking.cant afford culinary school

  26. ethel ae says:

    thanks for creating this pinoy recipe site…..
    this will help us to learn more about cooking filipino recipes………:)

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