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Binagoongan Baboy

Binagoongan Baboy with pork belly stewed in fresh tomatoes, shrimp paste, and chili peppers for a hearty, boldly flavored dish that's perfect with steamed rice.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 1259kcal


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 pounds pork belly, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 tablespoons sauteed shrimp paste
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 Thai chili peppers, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (see recipe notes)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a wide pan over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon of oil. Add pork cubes and cook until they begin to brown and render fat.
  • Add onions and garlic and cook until softened. 
  • Add shrimp paste and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 1 minute. 
  • Add tomatoes and cook, mashing with the back of the spoon, until softened and release juice. 
  • Add vinegar and simmer, uncovered and without stirring, for about 2 to 4 minutes. 
  • Add water, chili peppers, and sugar, if using. Stir to combine.
  •  Lower heat, cover, and simmer until pork is fork-tender and sauce is reduced.  
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot with fried eggplant and steamed rice.



  • If Using Raw Shrimp Paste: Saute the shrimp paste longer, about 3 to 5 minutes, or until it darkens in color. 
  • Commercial sauteed shrimp is usually sweet in taste so taste test before adding sugar to the dish.


Calories: 1259kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 124g | Saturated Fat: 44g | Cholesterol: 249mg | Sodium: 343mg | Potassium: 558mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2mg