Photo: Alex Farnum; Styling: Randy Mon
Total Time
35 Mins
Serves 4

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

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 3

*Look for coconut vinegar in the Asian food aisle of your grocery store or buy it at an Asian market.

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

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Ratings & Reviews

hikerrob's Review

July 03, 2010
this is a great recipe. ive used it with beef.pork and chicken. it became a family favorite with the first meal.