Pochero term is from the Spanish word ‘Puchero’ which means ‘Stewpot’. This recipe is popular in Filipino Cuisine. There’s a wide variety of Pochero versions. Some prefer to use beef meat; others are chicken or pork meat. Aside from vegetables and regardless of the meat use, Cardaba or Saba Banana is a must ingredient to make this recipe awesome.
TheFoodRecipe’s Pochero recipe for today is a combination of Chicken and Pork meat with potatoes, tomatoes and puree, pechay or bok choy, spices and of course saba banana.
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- 500 grams chicken (serving slice)
- 400 grams pork (serving slice)
- 1 medium size onion (chopped)
- 6 cloves garlic (minced)
- 220 grams chick peas (garbanzos) – For dried chick peas, soak it overnight; For canned chick peas, just drain the water.
- 400 grams saba or cardaba banana (sliced)
- 300 grams potatoes
- 2 tomatoes (sliced)
- 220 grams tomato puree or sauce.
- 200 grams pechay or bok choy
- 1 tablespoon whole kernel peppercorn
- 1 tablespoon salt (OR according to your taste preference)
- 2 tablespoon cooking oil
- 1.8 liters of water
1. Heat the oil in a cooking pan. Saute garlic and onion until light brown. Saute the pork for 3 minutes. Add the chicken and tomatoes then saute for 5 minutes. Set aside.
2. Add the casserole with water. Add the Sauteed meat and salt. Let it boil. Simmer for 20 minutes until meat soften.
3. Add the potatoes, banana, chick peas, tomato puree and whole kernel peppercorn. Cook for 8 minutes. You can add extra salt or ground pepper as needed.
4. Add the pechay and simmer for 30 seconds.
For more details, please see the Chicken and Pork Pochero cooking video below: