Giniling is a Tagalog word for “Ground” or “Minced” and that is the main ingredient in this humble yet delicious dish, made with minced pork alongside other vegetables that were chopped into small pieces like carrots, potatoes and green peas. If the Americans have chilli then the Filipinos have this, almost similar in concept where minced meat is cooked in tomatoes with other ingredients which is comparable to texture like potatoes instead of beans. This is quite a staple back home due to it easy preparation, just pair it with rice then your all good to go.

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Serves: 4
  • 650 g minced pork
  • 15 pcs quail eggs, boiled
  • 1 cup potatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • ½ cup green peas
  • 400 g chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 pcs bay leaves
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • oil
  1. In a pot add oil then sauté garlic and onions, once onions are soft add minced pork and mix until brown.
  2. Add chopped tomatoes, soy sauce, potatoes, carrots and bay leaves. Bring to a boil then simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Add green peas then simmer for 10 more minutes.
  4. Add quail eggs, mix then season with salt and freshly ground pepper.



1 Response

  1. Funny the way Americans use the word ‘ground’ meat (as in ‘ground round’) while Aussies says ‘minced meat’! Any way, I love the addition of the quail eggs- I sometimes use poached quail eggs in my salads!

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