Chocolate Meat

My parents tricked me into eating dinuguan by calling it chocolate meat. It took some time to get used to it and even more time to find out what it was really made of.
Now that i'm older I crave it! Here's the recipe now make fond memories with your kids.

10 - ounces pig's blood
1 - cup vinegar
1 - tablespoon oil
1 - onion
4 - garlic cloves
1 - small knob of ginger
2 - pounds pork belly
1 - tablespoon fish sauce
1 - cup water
1 - tablespoon brown sugar
2 - finger length chili peppers
- salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Preperation:
- Cut pork belly into ½-inch strips
- Peel and chop onions.
- Peel and mince garlic and ginger.
- In a bowl, combine pig's blood and 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Mix well.

Table of Contents

Cooking Instructions:

  • In a pot over medium heat, pre-heat oil and add onions and garlic. Saute the garlic and onion in pre-heated oil until onions are semi-translucent.
  • Add pork into the pot and cook until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
  • Add fish sauce and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add vinegar and bring to a boil.
  • Cook uncovered without stirring for 5 minutes or until slightly reduced.
  • Add water and bring to a boil.
  • Lower heat, cover and cook for about 20 minutes or until meat is tender.
  • Add blood-mix and stir.
  • Add whole peppers and season with salt and pepper. Continue to simmer for about 7 minutes then stir in and dissolve brown sugar and simmer for an additional 3 muinutes.
  • Continue Simmering and stirring occasionally until sauce is thickened to your liking.