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15 Minute Adobo


This 15 minute adobo is simply the best. Whoever would've thought that something so delicious can be made so quickly and so easily. All you need to make this incredible adobo some pork, soy sauce, pepper, jalapeños, garlic, onions, and a few other simple ingredients. Believe me, the result is heavenly. Due to its simplicity, it makes a great midweek meal or even a quick snack. Don't forget to serve it up over a bed of steaming hot rice.

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Difficulty Intermediate
Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 7 mins Total Time: 12 mins
Servings 4
Calories 410
Best Season Suitable throughout the year

I love Filipino food and adobo is one of the best. The great thing about this adobo is you can make it up in 15 minutes. What more can be said than simple, easy, and delicious. Serve it up over a bed of hot steaming rice in your off to the races. Believe me, this adobo is a must try.

  • 1 pound pork cut into bite size chunks
  • 1 tablespoon oil for frying
  • 1/2 medium onion, sliced
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 medium bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 medium Jalapeño, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  1. Add the oil to a pan over medium high heat. Place the pork in. Stir in fry until cooked through and browned.

  2. Adding the garlic and onions. Stir and sauté until the onions are translucent and the garlic is fragrant.

  3. Add in the soy sauce, bay leaves, vinegar, sugar, jalapeños, water, and pepper. Place a lid on and bring to a boil.

  4. After a boil, stir, reduce the heat to medium low, place the lid back on, and allow it to simmer for about 8 to 10 minutes.

  5. Serve your 15 minute adorable over a bed of steaming hot rice and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 410kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g44%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Cholesterol 119.97mg40%
Sodium 2100mg88%
Potassium 609.97mg18%
Total Carbohydrate 10g4%
Dietary Fiber 1.6g7%
Sugars 2g
Protein 37g74%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.


As always, adjust any of the ingredients according to your liking.

I use pork loin as you can usually get it on sale. But, by all means, use the card of your choice or whatever is on sale.

To make extra sauce, simply add more water. I often do this as I like the sauce over rice.


Keywords: Adobo, Filipino Recipes, Pork Recipes, 30 Minute Dinners
David Hood
A Food Blogger

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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking! 

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