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The Easiest Pork Adobo Recipe for a Comforting Dinner

Try the ultimate Pork Adobo recipe that brings the party to your mouth. Enjoy the sweet, savory, and sour tastes of this classic braised pork dish.

Did you know that the word “adobo”  is derived from the Spanish word “adobor”, which means “to marinate”? While marinating isn’t an essential for adobo, that tangy, salty flavor is.
And for all pork lovers, here’s an easy-to-follow Pork Adobo recipe that allows you to enjoy this classic, mouth-watering dish in minutes!

There’s a reason why people always make Pork Adobo in huge portions: It’s delicious and comforting enough to enjoy in many ways. You can flake it up and serve it with a fried egg for breakfast or even fill up a taco with it. The vinegar the recipe calls for also helps preserve and enhance the flavor, making adobo a great leftover that can last all week.

Some people like to cook Pork Adobo with potato, while others tend to stick to its traditional ingredients. We encourage you to personalize our Pork Adobo recipe with your favorite ingredients. One ingredient that cannot be missed — aside from the pork belly — is Knorr Liquid Seasoning which has a signature flavor of soy and spices. Grab your trusted pot and let’s prepare the Pork Adobo ingredients! 

Ingredients for Pork Adobo Recipe

  • 20 grams vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic, crushed
  • 35 grams onions, minced
  • 1/2 kg pork belly, sliced
  • 10 g (1 pc) Knorr Pork Cubes
  • 45 ml Knorr Liquid Seasoning
  • 100 ml water
  • 25 ml vinegar
  • 3 pcs laurel leaves
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 grams whole black pepper


Step 1

Heat the pot and pour some oil. Keep the stove on medium heat, then sauté garlic and onions. Add pork and continue sautéing until the meat is cooked.

Step 2


Pour Knorr Liquid Seasoning, water, vinegar, laurel leaves, sugar, and pepper. Add 1 pc of Knorr Pork Cubes. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer, make sure that you don't cover the pan to prevent the vinegar from evaporating. Cook for 10 more minutes.

Step 3

Remove the pork chunks from the sauce and fry separately on a different pan. This will add crispiness and color to the meat. After frying, put the meat chunks back into the sauce. Reheat and simmer until the sauce thickens.

Feel free to use other cuts of pork beyond pork belly. Another crucial tip is to not stir the vinegar until it has fully cooked as it needs to evaporate while simmering. This Pork Adobo recipe will come in handy whenever you’re planning a salo-salo or a stay-at-home dinner with your family.

Don’t stop your culinary adventures at Pork Adobo. Try more of our classic Filipino recipes made easy like Pinakbet, Daing na Bagus, and Fish Tinola

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