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Pork Adobo with steamed rice on a plate
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Pork Adobo

Filipino Adobo made with pork belly is a delicious medley of salty and savory you'll love with steamed rice. It's easy to make, hearty, tasty, and sure to be a dinner favorite!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: adobong baboy, pork adobo
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 1256kcal
Author: Lalaine Manalo


  • 2 pounds pork belly, cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1 head garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup water


  • In a bowl, combine pork, onions, garlic, bay leaves, salt, and pepper. Place in the refrigerator and marinate for about 30 minutes.
  • In a wide, heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add meat mixture and cook, turning occasionally, until pork is lightly browned.
  • Add vinegar and allow to boil, uncovered and without stirring, for about 3 to 5 minutes. 
  • Add soy sauce and water and stir to combine. Allow to a boil for another 3 to 5 minutes. 
  • Lower heat, cover, and simmer for about 40 to 50 minutes or until meat is fork-tender and sauce is reduced. Serve hot.


Calories: 1256kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 123g | Saturated Fat: 44g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 2280mg | Potassium: 549mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 4.9mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2.1mg