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Adobo de Campesino

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Adobo de Campesino is an old Filipino adobo variety from Southern Luzon prepared with pork cooked in annatto oil and vinegar with legumes and lots of garlic.



Units Scale
  • 750 g pork belly, cubed
  • 250 g green beans (bitsuelas), snake beans (sitaw) or winged beans (sigarilyas), trimmed
  • 1 whole garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 4 pcs bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp whole peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp annatto powder
  • oil


  1. In a large wok sauté garlic in oil using low heat until golden brown. Remove from pot and set aside.
  2. Add the annatto powder quicky stir fry it until oil becomes red in colour.
  3. Bring heat to high, add the pork fry until brown on all sides.
  4. Pour the water, vinegar and fish sauce then add the peppercorn and bay leaves. Bring to a boil and simmer in low heat for 45 minutes.
  5. Bring heat to medium, continue to cook pork until dry and starts to fry again. Add the green beans then continue to stir fry with the pork for 5 minutes.
  6. Add a bit of water to add moisture to the dish then simmer for additional 5 minutes, serve.