Pork Menudo is a type of Filipino pork stew. It is commonly cooked with pork liver, but it can be omitted, if you are not a fan of it. This stew is part of the center table during special occasions. The Philippines has a series of Fiesta’s in different towns and this dish is usually present especially if the event is somewhere near Metro Manila.
Pork Menudo with Hotdog is a yummy version of menudo. It has the same good taste with the addition of sliced hotdogs. It is made a bit sweeter by adding a teaspoon of sugar. I think that this is a winner.
How to cook Pork Menudo with Hotdog
Preparing the vegetables and meat:
Have you got your ingredients ready? We’ll start out with 5 tablespoons of cooking oil, which we will heat up in a pan. Then let’s grab 1 potato and 1 carrot, both of which we’ve cubed. Put this inside the pan as well, and begin stir-frying or pan-frying them. Keep this up for 3 minutes, and then place the cooked ingredients in a different container. We will need them again later on.
For now, we will use the pan from before, and apply some heat again to get the oil that’s left hot. Should you need more for sautéing, feel free to pour more oil inside. Then incorporate 1 onion you’ve diced, as well as 4 cloves of garlic you’ve crushed and chopped well. We will sauté these together just until our diced onion has softened nicely.
Now you should put the 1 lb. of pork shoulder you have sliced up into small cubes inside the pan. We will also sauté this, but just for 2 minutes. Add 3 ounces of pork liver you’ve cubed, and then sauté your mixture again for 2 minutes. Now we will need our 2 pieces of hotdogs that we’ve sliced beforehand. Place these in the pan, and then stir everything together.
Placing some seasonings in the dish:
Afterwards, we will sprinkle in some flavor with 8 ounces of tomato sauce, as well as 2 cups of beef broth. Stir this up again, and then let it all boil. Then use the cover for the pan, and continue cooking this in low heat. Keep the heat going until your pork becomes smooth and tender.
Proceed to add more seasonings by adding your 1 teaspoon of sugar, and some ground black pepper and salt to your taste. Then stir this into your Pork Menudo. And remember our potatoes and carrots from earlier? Let’s get these nice and crispy vegetables again, and put them in the pan. Cook this all up for just around 2 to 3 minutes more, and that’s’ it! You’ve just made a perfect lunch meal with this Pork Menudo with Hotdog dish! Our recipe is perfect for 3 so feel free to share this with two other diners.
And if you’re not exactly cooking for a party of 3, but are just looking to have a pleasant meal on your own, don’t worry! This is not the kind of dish you have to worry about going bad too quickly. While dealing with leftovers can be tricky, if you go through the right steps to store your menudo, and keep watch of it, you’ll end up with more dishes for the rest of your week so you don’t have to think about cooking for a while.
Storing your Pork Menudo with Hotdog
Start off by thinking about how long you want to extend the shelf life of your menudo. Just a few days? Say no more— we will just need to refrigerate it! The same tip goes for many of our savory, hot dishes. You will need to set the food aside first to cool a bit if it’s come fresh off the pan because it has to be at room temperature. Once you get it to about 70°F, you can transfer the food to an airtight or sealed container.
Then you can put this inside the fridge. With this, your pork menudo should be good for about 4 days. Now if you’re eyeing more long-lasting storage, you should opt for freezing. Use a freezer bag or a sealed container to keep your food in. Once you’ve got your menudo inside the bag or container, put this in the freezer. We can keep it all there for approximately 3 to 4 months.
Reheating your Pork Menudo with Hotdog
When you’re ready to have your thick, delicious stew of Pork Menudo with Hotdog again, here’s how you can restore that nice warmth to the dish. We will need to put the stew in a pot, and then set our heat to medium low. Cook this up until it is as hot as you wish. And in the case of a previously frozen menudo, it’s, of course, important to get the dish back to looking like stew. This should take about 15 minutes.
You could also opt for the oven or the microwave so long as you use containers that are safe for these. For the microwave, you will need about 3 minutes for reheating. Just make sure to keep an eye on the dish to make sure it actually gets hot, but also not overcooked.
Menudo is eaten with rice -just like any other Filipino stew. Leftovers are best eaten with Pandesal in a form of a sandwich. Pandesal is a type of bun or bread roll. It is perhaps the most sought for bread in the country
Well there you have it! We’ve made ourselves some delicious Pork Menudo with Hotdog! Let me know if you have any questions through the comments section right here.
Pork Menudo with Hotdog Recipe
- 1 lb. pork shoulder sliced into small cubes
- 1 potato cubed
- 3 oz pork liver cubed
- 2 hotdogs sliced
- 1 carrot cubed
- 1 onion diced
- 4 cloves garlic crushed and chopped
- 8 oz tomato sauce
- 2 cups beef broth
- 5 tablespoons cooking oil
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat oil in a pan.
- Stir-fry (or pan-fry) the potato and carrot for 3 minutes. Set aside.
- Using the same pan, heat the remaining oil. Add more if needed.
- Saute onion and garlic until the onion gets soft.
- Add the pork. Saute for 2 minutes.
- Stir-in the liver; saute for 2 minutes.
- Add the hotdogs. Stir. Pour-in tomato sauce and beef broth; stir and let boil.
- Cover and cook in low heat until the pork gets tender.
- Add sugar, ground black pepper, and salt. Stir.
- Put-in the fried potato and carrot and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Serve!
- Aside from pork, chicken can also be used when making menudo. You can omit the hotdogs too.
- It is ideal that the pork gets really tender before adding the vegetables. Otherwise, your veggies might get mushy.
- Be liberal on your seasoning. Filipino food are generally tasty.