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  • 1kl of Pork belly or pork butt cut in 2×2 in. cubes
  • 4 Medium sized potatoes, quartered
  • 3 Medium carrots cut in 1 in. pieces
  • 1 Large onion, diced
  • 4 Cloves of garlic peeled and smashed
  • 2 Small tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 2 Bay leafs
  • 4 Tbs. Annatto seeds or atsuete seeds
  • 4 Cups of tomato sauce
  • 1 Cup of green peas
  • ½ Red bell pepper 2 inches diced
  • ½ Green bell pepper 2 inches diced
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • ½ Tbs. Patis (Fish sauce)
  • 3 Tbs. Corn oil


  1. In a large casserole dish heat 1 Tbs. of oil, season pork with salt, and brown on all sides.
  2. In another frying pan heat 2 Tbs. of corn oil and add annatto seeds until oil turns dark red.
  3. Using a strainer pour annatto seed oil onto the browned pork and let it saute for about three minutes while stirring.
  4. Add garlic, tomatoes, onions, bay leaf, and tomato sauce.
  5. Stir and cover then let simmer over medium low heat for 10 minutes.
  6. Add patis, salt & pepper to taste.
  7. Add carrots, cover, and let it simmer for another 3 minutes.
  8. Add the potatoes and let it cook for 12 minutes or until potatoes are tender stirring frequently to avoid scorching.
  9. After the potatoes are tender you may add the green peas, stir, and let it cook for 2 minutes.
  10. Then add the final ingredients the bell peppers.

Credits to: filipino-food-lovers.com/pork-afritada