Adobong baka is a variation of the original pork or chicken adobo just in case you can’t eat pork or chicken meat. You can also cook any part or the beef but be sure the meat is tender before serving. You can adjust the cooking time depending on the kind of beef or what part of the beef you are cooking.
There is a slight difference in cooking this beef adobo compared to cooking pork or chicken adobo where you only need to mix all the ingredients in the pot and let it boil until cooked. The method for this beef adobo is marinating and browning the meat first before mixing all the ingredients on the pot (in short, this method is braising). I think that method is also done in some recipes cooking pork or chicken.
How to Cook Adobong Baka (Beef Adobo)
- 1 kilo beef cut into 2" cubes
- 1/2 cup vinegar
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 Tbsp. sugar
- 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 bay leaf
- 10 black peppercorns
- 1/3 cup of cooking oil
How to cook adobong baka:
- Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and marinate for 30 minutes.
- Simmer and cover tightly for an hour or until meat is tender.
- Drain and set aside. Heat cooking oil in a skillet and brown meat on all sides.
- Transfer to a serving dish. Pour off all remaining oil from skillet.
- Put sauce and cook for a few minutes more. Pour sauce over meat, and serve.
- Garnish with tomatoes and parsley. Serve hot. Good for 6 persons.
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Why the cooking differences between pork and beef adobo?
Hi Calbo, what differences? I think the ingredients is almost the same as the pork adobo for this beef adobo.
Also is it black peppercorn?
Hi Marissa, Yes its black peppercorn.
Great! thanks for this recipe! I’m abstaining from pork so I need to replace it with beef.
Hi Edan, I’m glad you found this recipe!
I’m gonna try this recipe of yours, I love to cook I’ve never had beef adobo before so wish me luck
Hi Sabina, I’m sure you can cook this recipe and will turn out delicious!
nice recipe bro,,seems too yummy,, i will follow this recipe,,tnx
Hi Bernard, thanks for your comment. I’m sure you will like this dish.
Hi Esther, you can use any part of the beef in cooking this dish but in my opinion, beef briskets is the best.
What an appetizing beef adobo! Thanks for sharing the recipe! BTW what is the best beef cut in cooking this recipe?