How To Cook The Best Hardenera

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Best Hardenera Recipe

Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Pork Recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 718kcal
Cost $5-20


  • steamer
  • Llanera (molder)
  • Aluminum foil


  • 2 lbs Ground Pork
  • 1/2 cup Green peas
  • 1/2 cup Bread crumbs
  • 4 pcs Eggs boiled
  • 2 pcs Fresh eggs
  • 1/4 cup Sweet pickle relish
  • 1/4 cup Raisin
  • 1/4 cup Red bell pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Ground black pepper
  • 10 cups Water for steaming


  • Remove the shell of the boiled eggs and cut into halves. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine ground pork, green peas, bread crumbs, pickle relish, fresh eggs, raisins, bell pepper, salt and ground pepper. Mix well and set aside.
  • Prepare the Llanera and scoop the pork mixture in to the llanera until it occupies at least 3/4 of the total volume.
  • Arrange the sliced eggs and ensure that the eggs are well distributed on the llanera.
  • Then, cover the whole llanera with aluminum foil. Set aside.
  • Pour at least 6 cups of water in the steamer. Arrange the containers in the steamer and steam for 40 minutes.
  • After 40 minutes, remove the steamed mixture from the llanera and transfer to a serving plate.
  • Serve while hot! Eat and enjoy.


Calories: 718kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 172mg | Sodium: 966mg | Potassium: 816mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 633IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 3mg
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