In this article called “How To Cook Menudo Recipe for Beginners”, we will teach you the step by step procedure on how to make your own Menudo.


When we are talking about classic Filipino dishes that are tomato sauce-based, pork menudo would always be included in the list. It is a stewed pork and liver cubes in tomato sauce, potatoes, carrots and several ingredients of one’s choice, depending on his taste preference.

This is one of my favorite meals specially when prepared by my mom with a bowl of steaming rice. Variation of this may include the use of bay leaves, hotdogs, green peas and other seasonings as additional flavor, but I still love how my “Nanay” cooks it, which I will teach you now.

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  • 1 kg pork, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 kg beef or pork liver, cubed
  • 3 pieces potatoes, pealed and diced
  • 2 pieces carrots, pealed and diced
  • 10 pieces calamansi
  • 2 pieces medium-sized bell, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 sachet tomato sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 pieces onion, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Marinade pork meat in a mixture of soy sauce, calamansi, water, garlic, onion, salt and pepper for about 30 to 45 minutes.
  2. Boil until meat is tender. When sauce is formed, lower the heat. Make sure that the liquid does not dry up.
  3. Fry the cubed potatoes and carrots first before putting them inside the boiling pot of meat and sauce.
  4. Put the liver inside, then gently pour the the tomato sauce.
  5. Simmer for about 20-25 minutes.
  6. Put the slice bell pepper on top and serve. Enjoy!

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Additional Notes:

  1. You could also add dried raisins and bay leaves should you want an extra “sweetness” for the dish.
  2. Fresh tomatoes may be used if you want to omit tomato sauce. Just take the seeds off and slice the tomatoes into tiny pieces.
  3. Some prefer to add a tablespoon of “liver spread” for more flavourful bit.

Hope this recipe would help you. Thanks for reading!