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Pata hamonado with pineapple chunks in a blue pan
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Pata Hamonado

Pata Hamonado with succulent pork and a sweet and savory pineapple sauce. Serve with steamed rice for the ultimate comfort food!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 1068kcal


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 (about 3 pounds) whole pork leg, cut into 2-inch thick pieces
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Pineapple chunks


  • In a wide, heavy-bottomed pan over medium-high heat, heat oil until very hot but not smoking.
  • Add pork in a single layer and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes or until all sides are lightly browned. 
  • Add onions and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until softened.
  • Add pineapple juice and vinegar. Allow to boil, uncovered and without stirring, for about 2 to 4 minutes. 
  • Add soy sauce, water, peppercorns, and bay leaves. Stir to distribute and bring to a boil, skimming scum that floats on top.
  • Lower heat, cover and simmer for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until pork is very tender and liquid is reduced.
  • Add brown sugar and stir until dissolved. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  • Add pineapple chunks and stir to combine. Serve hot.


Calories: 1068kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 77g | Fat: 64g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 285mg | Sodium: 2287mg | Potassium: 1352mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 22.2mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 5.7mg