lechon-paksiw-spAs many Filipino families do, our family sometimes orders lechon, a whole pig that is roasted until cooked, for family celebrations and holidays. The skin comes out crispy and the meat is tender to eat. But, sometimes a whole pig is too much food for one gathering. What do you do with leftover meat? One solution, Lechon Pasksiw: Pork sauteed in lechon sauce, vinegar, a bit of soy sauce. It’s easy to cook and tasty!

1 lb. leftover lechon
1/2 head garlic, crushed
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 cup vinegar
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon peppercorns
2 pieces bay leaf
1-2 cups beef broth
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 cup lechon sauce (usually provided by Lechon bakery)

In sauce pan place the left over lechon and add in the garlic, onion, vinegar, soy sauce, peppercorns and bay leaf. Add in enough broth up to an inch above the meat. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until the meat starts to fall apart. Add more water as necessary and simmer until the liquid is reduced to about half. Add in the sugar and lechon sauce and continue to cook at low heat for about 5 minutes. Serve.