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TRADITIONAL ADOBO (Pork in Vinegar and Soy Sauce)

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1hr 5mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs pork shoulder or 1 12 lbs pork butt, cut into 1-1/2" cubes
  • 13 cup vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 12 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil


  1. Combine all ingredients except cooking oil in a pot and let stand for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Simmer covered for 1 hour or until meat is tender.
  3. Drain and reserve the sauce.
  4. Heat cooking oil in a skillet.
  5. Brown meat on all sides.
  6. Transfer to a serving dish.
  7. Pour off all remaining oil from skillet.
  8. Add reserved sauce and cook for a minute or two scraping all browned bits sticking to pan.
  9. Pour sauce over meat and serve.

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