Carne de Porco a Portuguesa (Portuguese Pork Meat)

Tara Pacheco


Another family favorite recipe.. Portuguese pork & home-fried potatoes! Recipe begins with 2 teaspoons of hot sauce, but feel free to add more if you like it spicy!


★★★★★ 2 votes

1 Hr
25 Min


  • 2 lb
    pork loin
  • 1
    small onion, chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 1 c
    dry white wine
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1
    chicken bouillon packet
  • 2 tsp
    hot sauce
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 c
  • 9 small
    potatoes, peeled & diced
  • ·
    cooking oil

How to Make Carne de Porco a Portuguesa (Portuguese Pork Meat)


  1. Cut meat into 1 inch cubes. Place meat in a large mixing bowl. Add salt, hot sauce, garlic, bay leaf and a half cup of wine.
  2. Stir. Then, let marinate for a minimum of one hour.
  3. Peel and cut your potatoes into 1" pieces. Heat oil to 350 degrees and fry your potatoes until golden and crisp. Set aside in a bowl lined with a paper towel. Season with a little salt.
  4. Next, add 1/4 cup oil to a preheated skillet over high heat. Add your onions. Cook for one minute. Add the marinated meat mixture. Brown the cubed pork on all sides and allow to cook for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the remaining wine, boullion, and half cup water. Add additional hot sauce to taste, if needed.
  6. In small bowl, mix 1/2 cup water with the corn starch and stir until the corn starch is dissolved. Add the cornstarch to your pan, and let cook for another 5 minutes until the liquid is thickened.
  7. Add you potatoes to your pan and let sit for 2 minutes before serving.

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About Carne de Porco a Portuguesa (Portuguese Pork Meat)

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes, Pork

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