Pork Sinigang (Filipino Sour Pork Stew) Recipe

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Alice grey Published: June 9, 2021 Modified: June 21, 2021
Pork Sinigang (Filipino Sour Pork Stew) Recipe


How To Make Pork Sinigang (Filipino Sour Pork Stew)

A classic Filipino pork stew, this Sinigang will bring comfort to your tummy with its sour flavor from plum tomatoes and tamarind soup base.

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 1 hr
Total: 1 hr 15 mins
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  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 pc fresh ginger, (½-inch), chopped
  • 2 pcs plum tomatoes, cut into ½-inch, dice
  • 1 lb bone-in pork chops
  • 4 cups water, plus more if needed
  • 1.41 oz tamarind soup base, (1 package), such as Knorr®
  • ½ lb fresh green beans, trimmed


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat.

  2. Stir in the onion; cook and stir for about 5 minutes until the onion has softened and turned translucent.

  3. Season with salt. Stir in the ginger, tomatoes, and pork chops.

  4. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Turn the pork occasionally, until browned.

  5. Pour in the water and tamarind soup base. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat.

  6. Continue simmering for about 30 minutes until the pork is tender and cooked through.

  7. Stir in green beans and cook until tender.

  8. Serve with rice and enjoy.

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