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Ground Pork in Tomato Sauce and a Bunch of Awards

My pollen allergy is acting up and I'm still not feeling well, but the bunch of awards I received today from Manu of Manu's Menu is enough reason to do a Monday post and share this recipe with you. :) It's called Ground Pork in Tomato Sauce or simply, Giniling na Baboy in the Philippines.

Giniling na Baboy which means Ground Pork is one of the traditional Filipino dishes that shows the richness of flavor and color of Philippine food heritage. The main ingredient of Giniling na Baboy is lean ground pork which is sauteed with striking colors of vegetables like potatoes, carrots, red bell peppers and green peas in rich tomato sauce. 

This is one pork dish that you should try! So simple yet so delicious!

* I shared this on Melt in Your Mouth Monday, Mangia Mondays, Hearth and Soul Hop, Delectable Tuesday, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Tuesdays At The Table, Tasty Tuesdays and Made From Scratch Tuesday.

Prep Time: 10 mins          Cook Time: ~20 mins           Servings: 4-6                              

  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 medium-sized potato, diced
  • ½ small onion, minced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp raisins
  • 1 medium-sized carrot, diced
  • ¼ cup grean peas (my daughters aren't fans of green peas so I omitted this)
  • ½ red or green bell pepper ( I used ¼ red and ¼ green to replace the green color from green peas which I omitted)
  • 1 8oz-can tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 Tbsp oilive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

1. Over medium heat, sauté garlic in olive oil until light brown.
2. Add onion. Sauté until almost translucent.

3. Add pork. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Saute until pork turns brown and juice starts to come out. 

4. Add tomato sauce and fish sauce. Mix well. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.

5. Add potatoes, raisins and bell pepper. Simmer until potatoes and bell pepper are almost cooked.

6. Add carrots. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to suit your taste. Simmer for about 5 minutes or until all vegetables are cooked but still crunchy.
6. Remove from heat and serve with rice.


  1. Hope you feel better!!! Congrats on the awards ;)
    The pork in the tomato sauce looks awesome :) I love the ingredients you used, the flavors must be amazing!

  2. Looks delicious! Congrats on all the awards, you truly deserve them!

  3. Tina congratulations on your beautiful awards! Thank you for giving them to me! i've already posted about them! I hope you will feel better. This pork looks absolutely comforting!

  4. I would love same thing just with turkey or chicken :) looks so colorful and should taste really great

  5. What a tasty and colorful dish... and so fast to make! See, that's why I love your blog! :-)
    I hope you feel better... my husband has the same allergy problems... it can get very bad! :-( Sending you some positive thoughts and a hug! :-)

  6. Lovely Tina, the one I make is with minced mutton.

  7. Reminds me of a dish my mother made a lot when I was a kid - pork chops simmered in tomato sauce. The tomatoes make the pork so tender and flavorful. Delish!!


  8. tina - congratulations on your awards!

    this pork dish looks awesome! i can't wait to give it a try!

    thanks for linking up to mangia mondays!


  9. This is an excellent healthy dish. Thanks for sharing it with Hearth and Soul Hop :)
    take care babes (((hugs)))

  10. I have to say, I'm not usually a huge fan of pork, but this looks and sounds delicious!

    Thanks so much for linking up.

  11. thank you so much for the awards!! You are always so inspiring! (:

  12. This sounds good (might omit the raisins) and we like mixtures i
    like this for making lettuce wraps!

  13. Thanks for stopping by Confessions of a Marine Wife I'm now following you back. I can't wait for more great recipes on you site!!!

  14. Def going to have to read through your recipes! Returning the follow, thanks!

  15. Hi! Following you back from Wellness With Diabetes. YOu have a great blog, and this recipe looks very good and simple, I would omit the green peas also though :) Have a great week!

  16. Feel better soon!

    I love your Pork in Tomato sauce recipe....Pure comfort food.

    Thanks for sharing at the hearth and soul hop.

  17. Maraming salamat ang sarap..........:-)