Pochero term is from the Spanish word Puchero which means Stewpot. This recipe is popular in Filipino Cuisine. Theres 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.


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
Bok choy 200 Gram
Peppercorn 1 Tablespoon
Salt 1 Tablespoon (to taste)
Cooking oil 2 Tablespoon
Water 1800 Milliliter



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.


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.


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


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

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 40 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 759Calories from Fat 239

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 27 g41.5%

Saturated Fat 6 g30%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1807 mg75.29%

Total Carbohydrates 77 g25.7%

Dietary Fiber 7 g28%

Sugars 7 g

Protein 54 g108%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet