Ginisang Giniling – Sautéed Ground Pork & Beef


Way back in the 15th century, the Philippines was one of the Spanish colony. Spanish influenced not only our culture but also our cuisine. The Spaniards brought with them spices and other goods like tomatoes, corn and potatoes and the method of sautéing (guisado/ginisa) with garlic and onions.

For the reason that the Philippines belongs to third world country, most of the Filipinos can’t afford to cook pure meat like steaks as a main course. With ginisang giniling, as a basis of a lot of Filipino dishes, combine with sayote, upo, beans or with other vegetables, you have each time a different meal on the table. Ginisang giniling with potatoes, carrots, green peas and bell peppers is my favorite version.


Servings: 4
Preparation time: 15 mins.
Cooking time: 35 mins.
Total time: 50 mins.


500 gram ground pork and beef
1 cup of diced potatoes
½ cup diced carrots
½ cup frozen green peas
½ red bell pepper diced
1 onion diced
1 tomato diced
4 cloves of garlic (peeled and smashed)
½ cup Soy sauce
vegetable oil
black pepper

12 pcs. quail eggs (hard-boiled for 5 mins)
½ cup sweet corn


Sauté garlic and onion until light brown. Put in the ground meat and sauté for 5 mins. Mix diced tomatoes and soy sauce then simmer for 20 mins. Add water if needed. Put in potatoes and carrots and let it cook for 5 mins. Add bell pepper, green peas, sweet corn and quail eggs and cook for another 5 mins. Add salt and black pepper to taste and serve it with rice.



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