Pork adobo with sitaw is a good dish that you can prepare for your family during ordinary days. It is delicious, easy to cook, and perfect when paired with a warm cup of rice. I got a chance to give the regular pork adobo a twist by cooking it with snake beans or sitaw. It is simply regular pork adobo with sitaw added towards the end.
I got the idea while checking my inventory in the fridge. I saw some extra snake beans. I got it as an ingredient for the sinigang na hipon that we enjoyed over the weekend. I was about to cook regular pork adobo, but I opted to add the remaining sitaw for two reasons: (1) I don’t want the remaining sitaw to go to waste (2) it has been a while since I had this. I cannot remember how good it was.
Well, I’m glad that I did this dish. It was really yummy! However, I lost control and was able to consume more than a cup of rice (I won’t tell you the exact count, hihi). It is like having adobong sitaw and pork adobo at the same time.
There is a small difference between this recipe and regular adobong sitaw. This is tastier, probably because of the fat from the liempo. It is also a bit sweet (in a good way) because of the brown sugar. I’m glad that I did this.
Try this Pork Adobo with Sitaw Recipe. Let me know what you think.
- 1 ½ lb pork belly, cut into serving pieces
- 10 pieces snake beans (sitaw), cut into 2 inch length pieces
- 1 medium onion
- 5 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 ½ tablespoons vinegar
- 5 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 ½ tablespoons brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 cups beef broth
- 3 tablespoons cooking oil
- Combine pork, soy sauce, ground black pepper, and garlic. Mix well. Let it stay for 15 minutes.
- Heat oil in a cooking pot.
- Sauté the onion until it gets soft.
- Add the marinated pork including the remaining soy sauce and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes in medium heat.
- Pour the beef broth in the pot. Let boil. Cook in low heat for 45 minutes or until the pork gets tender. Note: add more beef broth or water if the liquid starts to dry out.
- Add the vinegar. Allow the liquid to re-boil. Stir.
- Put the string beans in the pot. Cook for 3 minutes.
- Add brown sugar. Stir. Continue to cook for 5 to 8 minutes.
- Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve!
- Share and enjoy!