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How to Cook Beef Shank Adobo (Adobong Bulalo)

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Beef Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Manny


  • 1 and 1/2 kilo boiled Bulalo or beef shank bone-in
  • 1/8 oyster sauce or soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup soup stock from the boiled beef shank or bulalo
  • 1/8 cup vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. cooking oil
  • 1/2 head garlic crushed
  • 1 medium onion chopped for sauteing


    How to cook beef shank adobo or adobong bulalo:

    • You can get the beef shank from a nilagang bulalo dish but if you don't have any you can boil the beef shank until the meat is tender. You can use a pressure cooker to speed up the cooking. (Before boiling the beef shank, put 1 pc peeled onion, sliced in half.)
    • Remove the cooked bulalo from the soup stock and get the meat with the bone shank.
    • In a deep pan or wok, heat the cooking oil and saute garlic and onion.
    • Then follow the beef shank or bulalo and stir fry with the sauteed garlic and onion.
    • Allow the beef to fry a little bit for 3 minutes. Then pour the soup stock and pepper.
    • Simmer for 5 minutes then add the oyster sauce, vinegar and sugar.
    • When the sauce becomes thick, remove from fire and serve hot.