Giniling! Who would not know this dish, Filipinos from all walk of life would surely remember, it is a mainstay on most carinderia or turo-turo in any street corner in Metro Manila or at your workplace canteen. It is also available at food courts.


1/2 kilo ground pork or beef, low-fat
1/2 head garlic, crushed, chopped
1 medium size onion, chopped
2 large size tomatoes, diced
2 medium size potatoes, diced
1 large size carrot, diced
1 medium size bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup cornstarch diluted in 1/4 c. water
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup raisins
3 pcs. Bay leaf
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup fish sauce
2 tbsps. sugar
salt and pepper
cooking oil

Cooking Procedure:

Giniling - Cooking Procedure

In a sauce pan, sauté garlic, onion and tomato. Add ground meat and stir cook for 2-3 minutes or until meat turns to golden brown. Add fish sauce and soy sauce stir fry for 1 to 2 minutes, add tomato sauce and bay leaf, stir well. Add 1 1/2 to 2 cups of water let boil and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Add in potatoes and carrots and simmer for another 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Thicken sauce with cornstarch, add bell pepper and sugar and cook covered for 2 to 3 minutes or until peppers are crips-tender. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with lots of rice.

See other Giniling Recipes;

Tortang Giniling
Giniling at Patatas Carinderia Style
Giniling at Patatas Carinderia Style
Pork Giniling Menudo
Pork Giniling with Ampalaya
Ground Pork Adobo with Quail Eggs
Kalderetang Giniling na Baka, Ground Beef Kaldereta
Braised Ground Beef with Oyster Sauce
Asadong Pork Giniling with Quail Egg and Mushroom
Giniling na Manok, Ground Chicken with Tomato Sauce
Spicy Chili con Carne
Bagis, Lemon Marinated Ground Beef Stirfry


  1. thank you1 makapagluto na nga hehe ^^

  2. I noticed you forgot to add the raisins..Thanks in advance..Looks good..I will cook this in the future..


  3. Hi Jane,
    Yes I forgot I should have noted it as an option, thanks...


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