Ground Pork with Quail Eggs

Ground pork or ‘pork giniling‘ with quail eggs is one of the dishes in my quick recipe list because this Filipino dish is so easy to prepare and cook. It is also an expensive recipe that makes this dish great for budget-conscious moms and dads.

Quail Eggs

The taste of a quail egg is not that different at all from a chicken egg. Quail eggs are slightly sweeter but not to any great degree. The shells are much thinner than chicken eggs, so greater care is needed to cook and peel them. Filipino adore them, and they are also not that expensive and well worth a try!

Kids tend to be picky eaters, and since this dish is kid-friendly as you have meat and vegetables, you can give them a balanced meal.

Pork Giniling is a simple and hearty pork dish and also a favorite of many Filipinos. This dish is excellent with bread and rice.

Here is my version of pork giniling with quail eggs; please let me know what you think of this recipe. I love hearing from people who have tried my dishes. 😊

Give this recipe a try, we’re sure you won’t be disappointed. Enjoy! 😉

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You will need:

  • cooking oil
  • 500 grams ground pork
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup banana ketchup or tomato ketchup
  • 1 to 2 cups of water
  • 2 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 medium-sized carrots, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 3 tbsp raisins
  • 9 pieces quail eggs, hard-boiled and peeled
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 medium-sized green bell pepper, cubed (optional)

Procedure (video):

  1. Cook quail eggs in boiling water for 3 minutes. Remove from heat, peel, and set aside.
  2. In a large cooking pan, heat oil over medium high heat. Saute onion until translucent, then add garlic and cook until fragrant.
  3. Add the ground pork. Stir and cook until light brown in color.
  4. Add fish sauce and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add tomato sauce, ketchup, and water and stir to combine. Cover, lower the heat, and bring to a boil.
  6. Start adding potatoes and carrots and cook for 8 minutes or until tender.
  7. Add green peas and raisins and continue to cook until the sauce is reduced. Topped with hard-boiled quail eggs.
  8. Season with salt and pepper, if needed.
  9. Serve hot with steamed rice. Enjoy!

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