Pochero means “stew-pot”, it is one of the tomato-based soups cooked with vegetables such as pechay, green beans, tomato, potato and of course, the saba bananas which makes it distinct with other Filipino tomato based dish.
- 1 pound pork knuckle
- 1 large potato, cut into cubes
- 4 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
- 1 large yellow onion, chopped
- 1 large tomato
- 4 pieces saba banana, halved
- 2 bunches bok choy, lower end cut
- 8 oz green beans
- 7 cups water
- 1 (8oz.) can tomato sauce
- 2 pork cubes (or beef cubes)
- 3 tablespoons cooking oil
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
- Heat oil in a cooking pot.
- Sauté garlic, onion, and tomato
- Once the onion becomes tender, add pork belly. Continue to cook until the pork belly browns (around 3 minutes).
- Pour tomato sauce and water. Let it boil.
- Add pork (or beef cubes). Stir. Cover pot and set heat to low. Boil for 50 minutes.
- Add banana and potato. Cover and continue to cook in medium heat for 12 minutes.
- Add green beans and bok choy. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
- Add salt and ground black pepper to taste.
- Turn off heat.
Disclaimer: I am not a chef and neither am I a professional recipe developer. The recipes are taken from different sources and thought of sharing it. All images are taken by my husband.