Nilagang Baboy (Boiled Pork with Vegetables)

Nilagang Baboy

Nilaga in filipino means ‘boiled’. Nilagang Baboy is another filipino food recipe that is easy to make that you just throw everything in the pot and let it cook until tender. It can be with pork or beef of any kind you like and just add any vegetables of your choice.

Corns and ripe saba (banana plantain) is also good in this dish. You may or may not add pork and beans — it’s up to you if you’ll like it thickened or just a clear soupy dish. You can even add a thumb-size ginger for a pungent flavor. Nilaga is good in any kind of weather.

My family love nilaga. They like soupy kind of food dish that they quickly finish their meal. I remember that we used to have this dish (we call it nilat-an in our dialect) during Sunday’s lunch. We always had our get-together with my in-laws every weekend.

Preparing this nilagang baboy (boiled pork with vegetables) reminds me of my family back home.

Ingredients :

  • 1 lb. pork (choices of belly, hocks, neck or any bony parts of pork), cut into serving pieces
  • 5-6 cups water
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 2 green onions (scallions), sliced into 1” long
  • 1/4 tsp. peppercorn
  • salt to taste
  • 2 eddoes- also known as taro or gabi, quartered (optional)
  • 2 potatoes, quartered
  • 1 can pork and beans
  • pechay (bok choy) or cabbage leaves
(Metric Cooking Conversion)

Cooking Procedures :

  1. Place pork in a big pot and let it covered with water. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat and let it simmer until pork is tender for about an hour.
  2. Remove all the resulting scum that will rise to the top of the pot.
  3. Add crushed garlic, sliced onions, scallions, peppercorn and season with salt.
  4. Add quartered eddoes (if using) and potatoes. Cook until tender.
  5. Add the pork and beans. Simmer for 5 minutes. Correct the seasoning.
  6. Add pechay or cabbage leaves. Do not overcook the green vegetables.
  7. Remove from heat. Serve hot.

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  1. linda says:

    Ulam nmin nilagang baboy for lunch super sarap!

  2. sam says:


  3. roselle reyes says:


  4. johnfranz says:

    first time ko magluto n2, ang tagal natapos pero saya ako kz masarap naman xa,hehehe:)… d2 ako sa abroad hirap mamuhay mag-isa…

  5. my love will see you through says:

    Again thank you for these recipes. You save me again on takeaways.

  6. Kris says:

    Try qng lu2in 2 kc tingin q plng yamming-yammy na..

  7. Mc Jerald says:


  8. Nonoy says:

    Perhaps this can also be called Pork Pochero, can’t it? This is one of my favorite Filipino soups to eat especially on rainy days. Thanks for the recipe. I’ll try this at home.

  9. Princess lavigne says:

    he he try q nga ?

  10. Joel says:

    thanks a lot.. sarap ng luto ko.

  11. Elmer says:

    wow, thanks. This is delicious. 🙂

  12. cherie says:

    maraming salamat po 🙂

  13. Josh says:

    juju… this is my first time to cook special dish and nilagang baboy pa. hope i can make it… thnx for this simple steps/ 🙂

  14. renz says:

    haha try q tong lutuin. madali lng xa lutuin, ideal for busy college students like me. thnx

  15. jovey simmonds says:

    thanks sa recipe na ito. wala na ako maisip na lutin para sa asawa ko.. niluto ko na to, ngayon lang. Thanks so much

  16. chamver says:

    thank you nkatuylong ng malaki

  17. rovelyn says:

    thank you for sharing this nilagang baboy recipe! my kids like it…

  18. she says:

    salamat… this helped me in cooking.

  19. J i v S z k i e says:

    Thanks :))

  20. its my first time to cook this type of recipe..its very tasty, my husband loves it.thanks a lot.

  21. ahr ahr0624@mandaluyong says:

    maraming tnx, dhil d2 nlaman q mdali lng pla nilagang baboy;)

  22. shirlyn camarao says:

    thank you for sharing this nilagang baboy recipe.!.

  23. Jackie rhio says:

    Perfect! Just tried it today msarap tlga.

  24. mhimzie says:

    thanks!! for sharing this nilagang baboy recipe

  25. ruel badua says:

    thanks a lot for sharing nilagang baboy recipe…

  26. rosalind blason says:

    salamat for sharing this nilagang baboy recipe!

  27. Special Force says:

    Thank You!!


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