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Easy Pork Adobo Recipe

Filipino Pork Adobo is a meat dish that is simmered until fork-tender in spices and flavors that’s sweet, sour, salty. One of the most popular dishes of the Philippines and also one of the easiest to make.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Marinating Time3 hrs
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: adobo, pork adobo
Author: Pam from PinoyBites.com


  • 1 - 1.5 kg pork shoulder (cut into abt 1-1.5” cubes)
  • 1 whole Garlic (crushed and peeled)
  • 1/2 cup Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Soy sauce
  • 2 cups Sprite (see Notes for substitution)
  • 1 Tbsp black peppercorns
  • 4 bay leaves

Here's How:

  • Place all the ingredients in a big bowl and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours (or overnight) to marinate.
  • Transfer to a pot with a tight fitting lid and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Skim off scum that floats to the top as it begins to boil. Reduce heat to medium (or medium low) and cook for 40-50 minutes or until meat is tender and the sauce thickens.
  • Serve with rice.


***Use 2 cups water plus 1 Tablespoon ( or two ) of sugar in place of Sprite.
*** Adobo tastes better the next day so don’t eat it all at once.
*** I save the fat that has rendered while cooking and use it for fried rice.