Power Foods | Pork Adobo

Bulking on a budget and being a foodie can be challenging at times. Learning to make those restaurant tasting dishes at home for a fraction of the price is the way. This Filipino Pork Adobo recipe is another one of my go to recipes that follows that criteria. It also takes very little time and effort to prep and cook.

You can use any cut of pork for this recipe. The fattier the cut, the more tender and better tasting (pork belly). I usually use leaner pork tenderloin or button bone pork (pictured above). This dish also reheats well in the microwave so you can make a big batch and have meals ready for the whole week.


  • 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) of pork cut into 2 inch cubes
  • 1 whole garlic head, smashed
  • 1/2 an onion chopped
  • 4 dried bay leaves
  • 1/2 tbsp of whole peppercorns
  • 6 tbsp soy sauce
  • 6 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil
  • Cooking pot


1. Marinate the pork with the soy sauce, peppercorns and garlic for 30-45 mins.

Button bone pork marinating in soy sauce, smashed garlic and peppercorns.

2. Heat the cooking oil in the pot and then sautee the onions until almost soft.

3. Mix the marinated pork, leftover marinade, bay leaves, water and vinegar into the pot and bring to a boil then lower heat to a low-medium. Continue to mix the ingredients until the pork is tender and most of the liquid has evaporated and forms an oily sauce. About 20-30 mins.

4. Serve hot with rice.

And that's it! Quick and easy to make.

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