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Filipino Pork and Peas in a red skillet
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3.8 from 40 votes

Pork Guisantes

Pork Guisantes with tender pork, green peas, and bell peppers in thick tomato gravy is hearty, delicious and best served with steamed rice. Easy to make with a handful of ingredients and in an hour or less, this pork stew is perfect for busy weeknights.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 351kcal


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch thick strips
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 pounds pork sirloin, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup frozen sweet peas, thawed
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a wide pan over medium heat, heat oil. Add bell peppers and cook for about 30 to 40 seconds. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • In the pan, add onions and garlic and cook until softened. 
  • Add pork and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned. 
  • Add fish and sauce and cook for about 1 minute.
  • Add tomato sauce, water, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. 
  • Lower heat, cover and continue to cook for about 20 to 30 minutes or until pork is fork-tender and sauce is reduced.
  • Add sweet peas and bell peppers cook for about 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  • Add bell peppers and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes or until tender yet crisp. Serve hot.


Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 796mg | Potassium: 1289mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1010IU | Vitamin C: 40.5mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 3.1mg