How to Cook Pork Adobo
Learn How to Make Pork Adobo
Adobo is one of the most famous Filipino dishes. You can make it using chicken, pork, or even a mix of the two. It's a comfort food that's commonly eaten with rice (and this is recommended, as rice soaks up the delicious sweet, sour, and garlicky sauce excellently).
Pork Adobo Ingredients
- 2 lbs pork, cut up 1 1/2 inch wide by 2 inches long
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 1 tbsp white or brown sugar
- 4 hard boiled eggs
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2-3 bay leaves
- 2 cups of water or as needed
Pork Adobo Instructions
- Put oil and garlic in skillet. Brown the garlic, then toss in the cut up meat.
- Sauté until water has dried up from the meat and until it is browned.
- Add soy sauce and ground black pepper until color has mixed in well with the meat.
- Keep mixing. Add water to simmer until pork is tender. Wait until the sauce gets thick and gets to the color that you want to make it look delicious (dark brown).
- Add vinegar, simmer again 5-8 minutes.
- Add hard boiled eggs.
- Serve over rice or bread and enjoy!
Notes and Tips:
- You can add as many as hardboiled eggs you want. For four of us in my family, I would normally use 6-8 pieces of them. Adding them is an alternative also sometimes substitutes eating more rice. Plus, adding hardboiled eggs to our adobo was a tradition while growing up in the Philippines.
- Adding vinegar in the last few minutes of the cooking is very important. Putting the vinegar in the first step of boiling the meat is not advisable as this will not help in making them tender faster.
- This is a good source of protein especially for those people on diet trying to cut down on carbs (in that case, cut out the rice or bread completely and definitely add the eggs.)
- Adobo can be cooked with pork and chicken as combination or just chicken or just pork only is fine too.