Pork Afritada

Pork Afritada from Pinay In Texas Cooking Corner


  • 2 lb pork, cut into bite-sized pieces about 1"x1" (I used country style ribs)
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 *6oz. can pineapple juice 
  • 9 cloves garlic, minced (3 cloves for marinade and 6 cloves for sautéing)
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 *8oz. can tomato sauce
  • 2 medium-sized carrots, cubed
  • 3 potatoes, quartered
  • ½ cup green peas
  • ½ red or green bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper


1. Marinate the pork in soy sauce, pineapple juice and garlic for at least 1 hour. Drain the pork. Save the marinade.

2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, sauté garlic in olive oil until light brown. Add onions and sauté until almost translucent. Add the pork. Saute until it turns light brown.

3. Add the marinade and tomato sauce. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until pork is almost tender. Season with salt and pepper.

4. Add the potatoes and bell peppers. Cover, lower heat to medium low and let simmer for about 5 minutes. Add green peas and carrots and simmer for 5 more minutes. From time to time, check to avoid drying and add water if necessary to attain the desired consistency of the sauce. 

5. Remove from heat. Serve hot with steamed rice.