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Estofado is a Filipino dish made out of pork or chicken, or beef stewed in a sweet soy sauce and vinegar gravy mixed with bananas, sweet potatoes and carrots, its taste is nearly a cross between Adobo and Patatim. Though the name might sound Spanish this is a Filipino dish that was just given a Spanish name and the word Estofado means “stewed” or “pot roasted” which describes the cooking process of this dish.
700g deboned pork leg meat, cubed
2 pcs Chinese sausage, sliced thinly
2 medium carrots, sliced
3 cardaba bananas, sliced
1/2 cup vinegar
3/4 cup soy sauce
3 tbsp brown sugar
2 1/2 cup pork stock
3 pcs bay leaves
1 tbsp whole peppercorn
6 cloves garlic, minced
1. In a pan add oil the add pork then brown on all sides. Remove from pan then set aside.
2. In a pot add oil then sauté garlic until golden brown, add pork, stock, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, bay leaf and peppercorn. Bring it to a boil then simmer for 45-60 minutes or until pork is tender. Add water if necessary.
3. Add carrots and Chinese sausage then simmer for additional 5 minutes.
4. Add bananas and simmer for 10 more minutes.
5. Bring heat to high to reduce liquid. Once liquid had reduced and thicker in consistency turn off heat then serve.
6. You can add sweet potatoes too.
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