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Delicious Pork Giniling Recipe with Quail Eggs

Welcome to the world of Filipino and Asian recipes, where exciting flavors and unique ingredients transform everyday cooking. Pork Giniling with Quail Eggs stands out among the myriad of delicious meal ideas. An easy Pork Giniling recipe, it’s perfect for busy weeknights and bound to become your family favorite.

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Pork Giniling is a Filipino pork stew, prepared in one pan, that turns ground pork and vegetables into a hearty and delicious dish. The addition of quail eggs makes it fun to eat and lends a unique twist to the traditional recipe.

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‘Giniling’ in Pork Giniling Recipe

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The term ‘Giniling’ in the Filipino language translates to ‘minced’ or ‘ground’ in English. Therefore, when we talk about ‘Pork Giniling,’ we refer to a dish made with ground pork as the main ingredient. Giniling can be considered the Filipino version of American ground meat dishes, like sloppy joes or chili. In the Philippines, ground meat (pork, beef, or chicken) is often cooked with various ingredients such as tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, and bell peppers. This dish is then simmered in tomato sauce or banana ketchup, making it a savory, slightly sweet, and hearty meal.

A Quick and Easy Recipe for Busy Weeknights

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As a budget-friendly dish, Easy Pork Giniling uses simple and economical ingredients you already have. The entire process is a breeze from preparation to serving – just what you need for a busy weeknight! What’s more, it’s versatile. Pork Giniling can be easily adjusted for different serving sizes, from a cozy dinner for two to a large party. Leftovers? Not a problem! This dish makes a wonderful leftover recipe that you can enjoy later.

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Serving Suggestions: Pairing Your Pork Giniling

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While Pork Giniling is delightful, pairing it with the right side can elevate your dining experience. It’s perfect with rice and hence makes a great main dish accompaniment. A scoop of steamed rice on the side complements the hearty flavors of the stew, making it the ultimate comfort food.

Tips and Alternatives for Your Pork Giniling Recipe

While our recipe uses tomato sauce, you could alternatively use banana ketchup. This condiment gives your Pork Giniling a unique flavor and a hint of sweetness.

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Exploring Variations of Giniling Recipes

In Filipino cuisine, giniling recipes extend beyond pork. Tortang Giniling transforms ground pork into a flavorful omelet for an egg-infused take. Alternatively, a recipe “from Kawaling Pinoy” gives a unique twist to the classic Pork Giniling, adding banana ketchup and raisins. And for those who prefer poultry, the Chicken Giniling “from Panlasang Pinoy” offers a lighter yet equally delicious version. With its unique flair, each recipe showcases the versatility of giniling in Filipino cooking.

Pork Giniling with Quail Eggs is a testament to the variety and creativity of Filipino cooking. This dish is not just about fulfilling hunger; it’s about experiencing a culture, a tradition, and a family bonding over good food. So, don your apron, and let’s get cooking!


Pork Giniling Recipe

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Course: MainCuisine: FilipinoDifficulty: Medium


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A hearty, easy-to-make Filipino pork stew with vegetables, brought to life with the unique addition of quail eggs. It’s perfect for family dinners and great as leftovers!

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  • 600 grams 600 grams Ground Pork

  • 1 medium 1 medium Carrot

  • 1 large 1 large Potato

  • 2 large 2 large Tomato

  • 1 medium 1 medium Red Onion

  • 4 cloves 4 cloves Garlic

  • 1 medium 1 medium Red Bell Pepper

  • 1 small 1 small Green Bell Pepper

  • 2 tbsp 30 g Raisins

  • 1 small 1 small Greenpeas (canned)

  • 1 small 1 small Liver Spread (canned)

  • 1/3 cup 37.29 g Grated Cheese

  • 1/2 tbsp 4 g Annatto Seeds

  • 2 tbsp 32 g Tomato Paste

  • 12 pcs 12 pcs Boiled Quail Eggs

  • Salt and Pepper to taste

  • Cooking Oil


  • Pour oil into a pan and cook the carrots and potatoes until tender. After cooking, set them aside for later use.
  • In the remaining oil, add the annatto seeds. Cook them until their color is extracted into the oil. Remove and discard the seeds once the oil is well-infused with the color.
  • Using the now annatto-infused oil, proceed by sautéing the garlic and onions until they become soft and emit a fragrant aroma. Then, incorporate the freshly chopped tomatoes into the mixture, letting them soften.
  • After this, add the ground pork to the pan, cooking it until it becomes light brown
  • Next, reintroduce the pre-cooked carrots and potatoes and add bell peppers, raisins, and green peas.
  • Season the mixture with salt and pepper, then simmer for 15-20 minutes. This simmering period allows the vegetables to cook thoroughly and the flavors to merge.
  • After this simmering period, it’s time to add the liver spread and the tomato paste. Add these along with the cheese and boiled quail eggs. Let the entire mixture simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • For the final touch, adjust the seasoning according to your personal preference. Your Pork Giniling with Quail Eggs is now ready to be savored!

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  • Remember to keep an eye on the pot, stirring occasionally to ensure even cooking.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can Pork Giniling be frozen?

    Yes, Pork Giniling freezes well. Store it in airtight containers in the freezer for up to 2 months.

  • How else can I use leftovers?

    Creative use of giniling leftovers can turn it into a breakfast omelet for a hearty breakfast meal.

  • Can I add other vegetables?

    Absolutely! The recipe is versatile. Feel free to add veggies of your choice to make it even more nutritious.

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