Pochero (Ilonggo Version) Recipe

Pochero (Ilonggo Version) Recipe


  • 2 lbs Beef Shank (Traditionally this is done with pork or pork hocks)
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 Potato
  • 1 Saba (Sweet Plantains)
  • 1/2 head of Cabbage (I used red to add another dimension of color to the dish)
  • Corn
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 Bay leaf
  1. Put the Beef shank in the pot and add water to cover the meat, bring to a boil
  2. Scoop out any scum that might surface
  3. Add half of the red onion to add flavor to the dish, the other half you can add later to retain the color
  4. Reduce to simmer until meat is almost fall off the bones tender
  5. Add the potatoes and the bay leaf
  6. After a few minutes add the plantain
  7. Add salt and pepper
  8. Once the potatoes and plantains are nearly cooked, add the cabbage
  9. turn off the heat, and let the residual heat cook the cabbage
  10. Serve hot and Enjoy

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