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How to Cook Asado Pot Roast

This recipe is a pot roast version of pork asado. The process of browning the meat in oil before cooking it on it's own marinade is what this recipe differs from the usual pork asado. In other terms, this is called "braising".
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 40 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Pork Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: asado pot roast, pork asado
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 345kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1 kilo pork liempo or pork shoulder whole
  • 2 Tbsp. cooking oil

For the marinade:

  • 3/4 cup onions sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic crushed
  • 1 cup or 200 grams pack tomato sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2 pcs whole star anise or sanke
  • 1 tsp. black peppercorns crushed
  • 3/4 cup water


How to cook Asado Pot Roast:

  • Mix all marinade ingredients in a bowl. Marinade pork for 30 minutes.
  • Drain pork from the marinade and scrape off excess liquid from the meat.
  • Brown the meat in cooking oil on all side, skin side down first.
  • When all the sides are browned, add water to the same pot where you brown the meat, add the marinade and simmer for 1 hour and 40 minutes or until the meat is tender.
  • Slice before serving. Makes 8 servings.