Pork Giniling with quail eggs is hearty, tasty, and sure to be a family favorite. Ready in minutes and cooks in one pan, this Filipino pork stew is perfect for busy weeknight dinners!
Looking for delicious meal ideas for the family? This pork giniling should be on your regular dinner rotation for many good reasons!
Why you’ll love Pork Giniling
- It’s quick and easy to make; it’s ready in under 30 minutes and cooks in one pan. Perfect for busy weeknights!
- It uses simple and economical ingredients you probably already have on hand. It’s a budget-friendly dish you’d want in your back pocket!
- The recipe can be easily halved for two or doubled for a large party.
- It makes for great leftovers. Store in airtight containers and they should keep well in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- It’s hearty, tasty, and sure to be a family favorite. Plus the addition of quail eggs makes it fun to eat!
- It’s the ultimate comfort food! It’s delicious served with steamed rice, but it’s also great as a filling for pandesal or sandwich bread.
This pork giniling with quail eggs is a little different from the giniling na baboy recipe we also have in our recipe archive. Along with adding quail eggs, I also swapped the fresh tomatoes I usually use with tomato sauce and banana ketchup to add a hint of sweetness.
Both versions are equally delicious and are a satisfying meal that’s sure to hit the spot!
Tips on How to Make Pork Giniling with Quail Eggs
- Cut the potatoes and carrots into a uniform size to ensure even cooking.
- You can omit the banana sauce and add more tomato sauce if you prefer to tone down the sweetness.
- Add diced red and green bell peppers to boost color, texture, and nutrients.
- Want to make it extra special for a party? Stir in 1/2 cup or so of pineapple tidbits.
Pork Giniling with Quail Eggs
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 onion, peeled and chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 1 pound ground pork
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup banana ketchup
- 1 cup water
- 1 large potato, peeled and cubed
- 1 large carrot, peeled and cubed
- 12 pieces quail eggs, hard-boiled and peeled
- 1 cup frozen sweet peas, thawed
- 1/4 cup raisins
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a wide pan over medium heat, heat oil. Add onions and garlic and cook until softened.
- Add ground pork and cook, breaking to pieces with the back of a spoon, for about 3 to 5 minutes, or until no longer pink.
- Add fish sauce and continue to cook for about 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add tomato sauce, banana ketchup, and water, stirring to combine. Bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover, and continue to simmer until meat is tender and fully cooked.
- Add potatoes and carrots and cook until tender.
- Add quail eggs, green peas, and raisins and continue to cook until completely heated through and sauce is reduced.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.