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Adobong Sitaw Recipe

Course: Vegetable
Cuisine: Filipino
Calories: 0
Author: Eduardo Joven


  • 250 grams of ground lean pork
  • 2 bunches of sitaw string beans, cut into 2-inch lengths
  • 4 to 6 cloves garlic peeled and crushed
  • 1 onion or 2 shallots peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 c. of vinegar about
  • 3 tbsps. of soy sauce
  • 2 tbsps. of Canola cooking oil
  • chopped cilantro and red pepper flakes for garnish optional


  • Place the ground pork, garlic, onion or shallots, ground pepper and bay leaf in a shallow cooking pan.
  • Pour the Canola cooking oil over. Because of the leanness of the pork, I dont want the meat to turn dry so the purpose of adding cooking oil is to help it retain its succulence.
  • Pour in the vinegar and cook over medium-high heat until the vinegar starts to boil.
  • Stir, breaking up the meat.
  • Pour in the soy sauce and stir well.
  • Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • Add the sitaw (string beans), stir, cover and simmer for another 10 to 15 minutes or until the(string beans)sitaw is tender.
  • The water from the sitaw, the natural juices of the pork, the vinegar and the soy sauce are usually enough to cook everything without the dish becoming too dry.
  • If it looks like either the Sitaw or Pork meat is taking too long to cook, you can add about 1/4 cup of water.When both the pork and the sitaw are tender, transfer them to a serving plate.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro and sprinkle with red pepper flakes.
  • Serve hot with Rice

Note: Red pepper flakes are available in the dried herbs section of most supermarkets.