Giniling is a Filipino word that means minced. The main ingredient of giniling is ground pork; it is being stewed in tomato sauce with potatoes and carrots. This recipe is very easy to cook that’s why maybe when I joined a pageant in Our Lady of Fatima University; they always make sure that giniling is present in the menu. I’m sure you will love this dish because of its delicious taste that you will surely savor.
1 1/2 lb ground pork
1 small can Tomato Sauce
3 tablespoons cooking oil
1 crushed garlic head
1 minced onion
2 peeled and cubed large carrots
2 medium-sized peeled and cubed potatoes
1 piece beef or pork cube
1 cup water
1 teaspoon sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 green seeded and cubed bell pepper (optional)
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
4 boiled eggs, shelled (optional)
1/4 cup Soy Sauce
1/4 cup Calamansi or Lemon Juice
- Marinade the ground pork in lemon (camalansi) juice and soy sauce for 1 hour.
- Sauté garlic until slightly brown and onion in a pan with cooking oil until fragrant and translucent.
- Add the ground pork and make sure it loses its pink colour.
- Put the tomato sauce, beef or pork cube and water, boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Add the potatoes, carrots, bell pepper and raisins, cook for 5 more minutes. (You can also add garbanzos and green peas)
- Put sugar, salt and pepper to taste
- You can add boiled chicken or quail eggs if you want.
- Serve with steamed rice!
You can also use ground chicken instead of ground pork or a combination of both. Left overs can make other dishes like Torta, just remove the sauce, you can also add baked beans and that will give you the real pork and beans. Don’t be scared to try other recipes. Mix and match the recipe with vegetables and pineapple and your kids will never get enough of giniling.