PanlasangPinoy.com, AllRecipes.com and FoodNetwork.com provide recipes for pork adobo. The PanlasangPinoy.com recipe uses cubes of pork belly marinated in vinegar, soy sauce and spices. AllRecipes.com's version includes lean pork cubes, ketchup, soy sauce and optional green beans. The FoodNetwork.com is pork belly flavored with onions, soy sauce and sugar served over steamed jasmine rice.
To prepare the PanlasangPinoy.com recipe, marinate 2 pounds of cubed pork belly in 2 tablespoons of minced garlic and 1/2 cup of soy sauce for a minimum of one hour. Place the pork and its marinade into a pot, and simmer for several minutes. Add 1 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of whole peppercorn and 5 dried bay leaves. Simmer for 12 to 15 minutes, and season with salt to taste.
For the AllRecipes.com recipe, combine 1 cup each of distilled white vinegar and soy sauce, 1/2 cup of ketchup, 3 bay leaves and 1 tablespoon of minced garlic in a saucepan over high heat. Add 2 1/2 pounds of lean and 1-inch pork cubes, and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer for 2 1/2 hours. At the two-hour mark, add 1 pound of trimmed green beans, if desired.
For FoodNetwork's version, marinate 3 pounds of 2-inch skinless pork belly cubes in 2/3 cups of soy sauce, 5 smashed garlic cloves, 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of black peppercorns. Marinate the mixture overnight, then drain the pork cubes, reserving the marinade. Brown the pork in batches, then remove the pieces with a slotted spoon. Pour the marinade into the pan along with 1 large, finely diced yellow onion. Return the meat to the pan, and cook until tender. Add vinegar, and serve over jasmine rice.