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Pochero

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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. Apart from vegetables and regardless of the meat use, Cardaba or Saba Banana is a must ingredient to make this recipe awesome.
Ingredients
  Chicken 500 Gram, cut into pieces
  Pork 400 Gram, cut into pieces
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Garlic 6 Clove (30 gm), minced
  Canned chickpeas/Chickpea 220 Gram, drained
  Saba banana/Cardaba 400 Gram, sliced
  Potato 300 Gram, cubed
  Tomatoes 2 Medium, sliced
  Tomato puree/Store-bought regular pasta sauce 220 Gram
  Bok choy 200 Gram
  Peppercorn 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Tablespoon (to taste)
  Cooking oil 2 Tablespoon
  Water 1800 Milliliter
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a cooking pan heat the oil. Saute garlic and onion until light brown.
2. Put the pork and sauté for 3 minutes. Add the chicken and tomatoes then saute for 5 minutes. Set aside.

MAKING
3. Fill a casserole with water. Add the sauteed meat and salt. Let it boil. Simmer for 20 minutes until meat softens.
4. Add the potatoes, banana, chick peas, tomato puree and whole kernel peppercorn. Cook for 8 minutes. Add extra salt or ground pepper as needed.
5. Put the bok choy and simmer for 30 seconds. Turn off the heat.

SERVING
6. In a serving plate, serve the pochero with rice or bread of choice.

TIPS
If using dried chickpeas, then soak it in water overnight before use.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Filipino
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Subtitle: 
Chicken and Pork Puchero

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