Pork Adobado

Adobado or adovada is a Spanish word meaning “marinated”. There are various ways of cooking adobado and various kinds of marinades but I guess this adobado recipe here is a Pinoy version. This version also reminds me of the dish menudo but most of the time it was not marinated first before cooking. Our method of cooking menudo is marinating the pork with soy sauce, kalamansi juice for 2 hours before cooking which makes it more tasty and flavorful.



1 kilo pork belly (liempo), sliced into serving pieces
1/4 kilo pork liver, cut into cubes
2 pcs potatoes, peeled and diced
2 pcs carrots, peeled and diced
1/4 cup garbanzos
1/4 cup pickle relish
1 cup tomato sauce
1 whole head garlic, crushed
2 pcs red onions, chopped
1 1/2 Tbsp. white sugar
1/4 cup grated cheese
1/2 cup water


How to cook pork adobado:

  • Combine¬†all ingredients in a pot and mix¬†well. Marinate for an hour.
  • Heat the pot and bring the mixture into a boil.
  • Lower the heat and let it simmer until the pork is tender and the liquid thickens.
  • Serve hot.


Pork Adobado