Bloody Stew…

Dinuguan (Pork blood stew) comes from the word dugo, or blood. This authentic Filipino dish is so named because the sauce is made with freshly slaughtered pig’s blood. Traditionally cooked using a mixture of pork belly meat and pork entrails. Dinuguan is also called dinardaraan in Ilocano and tid-tad in Pampanga.

This dish might seem unusual or disgusting to those who are not familiar with it. Like other peculiar dishes, it takes an acquired taste to like and enjoy this stew. Once an acquired taste develops, you will never look at this dish the same way again. This is a very delicious dish, really. I can only ask that for those reading about dinuguan for the first time, try it first before passing judgment….

Pork Dinuguan (Pork Blood Stew)  

Ingredients :

1 kg                 Pork belly (diced)
1/8 kg            Pork liver (diced)
1 bulb            Garlic (minced)
1 small          Onion (minced)
2 pcs              Bay leaves
3 tblspn        Cooking oil
1/8 c              Vinegar
3 tblspn       Patis (fish sauce)
2c                   Stock
1c                   Pig blood (frozen)
4 pcs             Siling Haba (green finger peppers)
2 tspn           Sugar
As needed   Salt and Pepper


In a pot, simmer pork for 30 minutes and remove scum that rises to the surface. Keep stock.

In a casserole, heat oil and saute garlic and onion until aromatic. Add in pork, pork liver, laurel leaves, patis, salt & pepper and saute for another 5 minutes. Add in vinegar and bring up to a boil without stirring.

Lower heat and allow simmering uncovered until most of the liquid has evaporated. Add in stock and allow simmering for 5 minutes. Add in blood, sugar and long green peppers.

Cook for 10 minutes more or until consistency thickens, stirring occasionally to avoid curdling

Food Notes:

  1. Avoid curdling by continuously stirring
  2. This dish is similar to European-style blood sausage and british black pudding.
  3. Best served with white rice or puto (rice cake)

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3 Responses to Bloody Stew…

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  2. Tracey Santiago says:

    Chef Day! The picture looks like my mom’s Dinuguan in Bataan! I recognized the puto, hehehe!

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