Beef Adobo Salpicao

Photo: Alex Farnum; Styling: Randy Mon

Time: 35 minutes. This adobo is glazed in the style of a salpicao, a popular Manila bar snack.

Yield: Serves 4
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Recipe Time

Total: 35 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 590
  • Calories from fat: 70%
  • Protein: 34g
  • Fat: 46g
  • Saturated fat: 12g
  • Carbohydrate: 9.2g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Sodium: 610mg
  • Cholesterol: 114mg


  • 1 cup thinly sliced shallots (4 to 6 large)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds top sirloin steak, cut into 3/4-in. chunks
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons coconut vinegar* or 4 tsp. cider vinegar


  1. 1. In a 12-in. frying pan over medium heat, cook shallots in oils, stirring often, until deep golden, 7 to 8 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer shallots to paper towels. Discard all but 2 tbsp. oil from pan.
  2. 2. Increase heat to high. Add beef to frying pan; cook until browned on underside, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in garlic and bay leaf. Turn meat; when second side is brown, stir in pepper, soy sauce, and vinegar. Boil until reduced by half, 1 to 2 minutes. Spoon meat into a bowl and top with shallots.
  3. *Look for coconut vinegar in the Asian food aisle of your grocery store or buy it at an Asian market.
  4. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.
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