Pork Pochero

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


  1. Heat oil in a cooking pot.
  2. Sauté garlic, onion, and tomato
  3. Once the onion becomes tender, add pork belly. Continue to cook until the pork belly browns (around 3 minutes).
  4. Pour tomato sauce and water. Let it boil.
  5. Add pork (or beef cubes). Stir. Cover pot and set heat to low. Boil for 50 minutes.
  6. Add banana and potato. Cover and continue to cook in medium heat for 12 minutes.
  7. Add green beans and bok choy. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
  8. Add salt and ground black pepper to taste.
  9. 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.

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