Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

I love adobo! This is the recipe that makes me happy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put pork, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, pepper, water, and bay leaf in a pan.
  2. Boil in medium heat until half the water has evaporated or until meat is tender (You can add more water if longer boiling time is required).
  3. Take out the pork from the sauce.
  4. Sprinkle sugar over pork then fry until brown in hot oil.
  5. Put back in the sauce then simmer for 10 minutes.
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I skipped Step 4 because my mom never did it that way, otherwise the rest of the ingredients are very close to what I use. I don't understand how some recipes omit water; I think it would turn out way too salty w/out water. Anyway, I added cubed one russet potato to my adobo during the last 25 minutes of simmering. Thanks for posting.