Receta Louise's Humba with Root Crops

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This Filipino Recipe is commonly prepared during festivities and special occasions. It has different variations but this recipe is my family’s original version.

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Raciónes: 8 to 10


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  • 1/2 kilo pork belly, sliced
  • 1/2 kilo pork feet, sliced
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • ¼ kilo ripe tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoon vinegar
  • 5 cloves crushed garlic
  • Dash of white pepper
  • 3 pieces bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon pepper corns
  • 2 tablespoons, banana blossoms flower, dried
  • Root crops:
  • 2 pieces boiled ripe bananas, sliced
  • 2 pieces boiled yam, sliced
  • 2 pieces boiled sweet potatoes, sliced
  • 2 pieces boiled taro, sliced
  • 2 pieces boiled tapioca tuber, sliced


  1. In a cooking pot, combine pork slices, water, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, pepper, pepper corns, sugar, banana flower, bay leaves, and ripe tomatoes.
  2. Let the mixture boil and cook slowly until the meat is tender.
  3. In a separate cooking pot, boil the peeled and sliced bananas, sweet potatoes, yam, taro and tapioca tuber.
  4. Add the root crops to the cooked meat and spice mixture. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Add seasonings if necessary to enhance the flavor before removing from fire and serve with steamed rice and hot coffee.


Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 229g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 507  
Calories from Fat 330 65%
Total Fat 36.62g 46%
Saturated Fat 12.88g 52%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 986mg 41%
Potassium 448mg 13%
Total Carbs 26.7g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1.6g 5%
Sugars 16.96g 11%
Protein 17.79g 28%
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