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pork humba in a white serving bowl
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Humba

Pork Humba is a delicious Visayan version of adobo with pork belly, pineapples, black beans, and dried banana blossoms. It's so easy to make and is sure to be a family favorite.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Marinating30 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 1375kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds pork belly, cut into 1-1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 small onion, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tausi (salted black beans), drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 package (1 ounce) dried banana blossoms
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • In a bowl, combine pork, vinegar, soy sauce, and pineapple juice. Marinate in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. Drain meat from marinade, reserving liquid.
  • In a wide pot over medium heat, heat oil. Add onions and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until limp.
  • Add pork belly and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned.
  • Add reserved marinade and bring to a boil without stirring for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add peppercorns and bay leaf,
  • Add black beans, pineapple chunks, banana blossoms. Stir to combine.
  • Lower heat, cover, and simmer until pork is tender.
  • Add brown sugar and stir until dissolved. Season with salt to taste. Continue to cook until liquid is reduced and begins to render fat. Serve hot.

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Notes

  • The liquid in the can of pineapples is what you’ll use to braise the meat so make sure the fruit is packed in juice and not heavy syrup.
  • Rinse the tausi and drain well as they're usually packed in a salty brine.

Nutrition

Calories: 1375kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 124g | Saturated Fat: 44g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 1708mg | Potassium: 806mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 93IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 3mg