Pork Sinigang


Sinigang is a Filipino soup cooked with pork. Serve with rice and for additional sauce, use soy or fish sauce. If you want to, you can add what Filipinos call gabi gabi, which is a small taro root. When peeled they look like potatoes. You can add five to six of them when you add the water and make sure they are cooked through. Take them out when they are cooked because they can get too soft.

Overhead angle, looking down at a bowl of pork Sinigang.
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 (1/2 inch) piece fresh ginger, chopped

  • 2 plum tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch dice

  • 1 pound bone-in pork chops

  • 4 cups water, more if needed

  • 1 (1.41 ounce) package tamarind soup base (such as Knorr®)

  • ½ pound fresh green beans, trimmed


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until softened and translucent, about 5 minutes. Season with salt.

    Overhead of onions cooking on a skillet.

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  2. Stir in ginger, tomatoes, and pork chops. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Turn the pork occasionally, until browned.

    Overhead of two cuts of pork cooking on top of chopped vegetables in a skillet.

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  3. Pour in water and tamarind soup base. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until the pork is tender and cooked through, about 30 minutes.

    Overhead of water and tamarind soup base being stirred and cooked with cuts of pork.

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  4. Stir in green beans and cook until tender.

    Overhead of green beans being cooked and mixed in with cuts of pork and sauce in a skillet.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

240 Calories
9g Fat
12g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 240
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 2598mg 113%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 18mg 92%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 702mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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