Dinardaraan Ilocano Recipe

Dinardaraan Ilocano Recipe – this variation of a classic Filipino dish is something that is still unique for those not familiar with Filipino dishes. Dinardaraan Ilocano is a different take on the pork dish dinuguan. If you are not familiar with dinuguan, it basically means pork blood stew. While the name sounds odd, it’s a highly flavorful dish. With Dinardaraan Ilocano, it’s basically a dryer version of the pork dish. How does this work? This is a recipe that shows how:

Dinardaraan Ilocano

A dryer variation of the classic Filipino pork blood stew dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 3 servings


  • 1 lb. pork shoulder sliced into small cubes
  • 3 pieces long green chili peppers
  • ¾ cup pork blood
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 medium red onion chopped
  • 2 cups beef broth or water
  • ¼ cup white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 pinch salt add more until you're satisfied with the flavor
  • 1 pinch pepper add more until you're satisfied with the flavor


  • Heat up oil in a cooking pan then add the garlic and onion. Sauté them until they are softened.
  • Add the pork and ground black pepper to the mix and cook the meat until it turns medium brown.
  • Pour the broth or water and bring the mixture to a boil. Once it is boiling, set the heat low and cook the mixture for 25 to 30 minutes. If you see the mixture drying out, add more water during the simmering process.
  • After simmering the mixture, pour the vinegar into the pot and bring it to a boil. Stir regularly until it's all combined then add the green peppers and pork blood. Con
  • Continue to cook the stew for 15 to 20 minutes or until the sauce thickens then season with salt and pepper until it suits your tastes.

What is Dinuguan?

As stated, Dinardaraan Ilocano is a variation of diniguan, which is pig blood stew. This classic dish generally involves parts including lungs, kidneys, intestines, ears, heart, and snout. It is mixed with pig meat and simmered in a sauce. Said sauce is where the blood comes in as it consists of a rich, spicy dark gravy of pig blood, garlic, chili, and vinegar. The closest dishes you can say are similar to diniguan would be European-style blood sausage, or British and Irish black pudding.

Other Variations Aside from the Dinardaraan Ilocano Recipe

Aside from Dinardaraan Ilocano, there are many other ways you can try. If you are unsure of using certain pig parts, you can also take the option of using only choice cuts of pork. You can also use other meats such as chicken or beef as an alternative. Another way you can enjoy this dish is with a sprinkling of deep-fried pork intestine cracklings. So long as you keep to the primary ingredients of the sauce, there are plenty of options you can experiment with.

You can also check out our other Filipino recipes such as our “Siopao Bola Bola Recipe” and “Filipino Tocino Recipe.”

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