Adobong Sitaw: Green Bean Adobo

imageMost who enjoy Filipino cuisine are quite familiar with pork or chicken adobo, but this signature dish can be cooked with seafood like squid or vegetables like green long beans. Adobong sitaw or green bean adobo can be prepared as a totally vegetarian dish, or it can be cooked with some pork, chicken or shrimp for that added flavor.  Either way, it is the soy sauce and vinegar mixture that will give this recipe the distinctive adobo flavor.


1/3 lb, pork loin, sliced into bite-sized pieces

3 cups green long beans, cut into 3-inch pieces

5 cloves barlic, peeled and chopped

1 medium onion, sliced

1 cup water

1/2 cup soy sauce

1/3 cup white vinegar

1 tbsp brown sugar

2 tbsps Olive oil


Heat Olive oil in a large wok over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté until golden brown. Sdd onions and cook until tender. Add pork and cook until brown. Add water, soy sauce, vinegar and sugar.  Bring to a quick boil. Reduce heat, cover and let simmer for about 5 minutes. Add green beans and cook until they be come tender, but not overcooked. Turn off heat. Transfer dish into a serving bowl. Goes well with steamed rice. Pour some of the adobo sauce over the rice, if desired.


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