Pochero: One of my Favorite Dish growing up

Pochero has been one of my favorite Filipino dish growing up as this dish is always included on our menu once or twice a week.

Filipino Puchero or Pochero is a delicious stew made from chicken, pork or beef.

Pochero Ingredients:
1 cup dried chickpeas
1 (3 lb) chicken, cut in serving size pieces
1 lb pork, cut in large cubes
2 chorizo sausage, cut into 1" pieces
1 large onion, sliced
4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
4 tablespoons oil
10 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 medium onion, finely chopped

2 ripe tomatoes, peeled and diced or1 small can whole tomatoes
1 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1 bok choy, cut across in 2" sections
8 green onions, cut in 2" lengths

Pochero Cooking Instructions:
  1. Wash chick peas and soak overnight (or use a can of Garbanzo beans).
  2. In one pan put in the chick peas chicken, pork, chorizo and add water to cover.
  3. Add sliced onion, salt& peppercorns, bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer until meats and chick peas are almost tender.
  5. In another pan heat oil and fry garlic with the chopped onion on low heat, stirring frequently until golden brown.
  6. Add tomatoes and cook to a pulp.
  7. Add meats, stock& sweet potatoes.
  8. Simmer until potatoes are nearly cooked then add cabbage& green onions for the last few minutes.
  9. Serve broth as soup and the meats& vegetables as a separate course.
Recipe reposted from PinoyRecipe.net


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