Filipino Beef Adobo with Coconut Milk

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Filipino Beef Adobo with Coconut Milk

Filipino Beef Adobo with Coconut Milk
Filipino Beef Adobo with Coconut Milk

Prep Time:

Cook Time: 3 hours, 20 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours, 40 minutes

Yield: Serves 6

Filipino Beef Adobo with Coconut Milk

It's a great tasting recipe!


  • 3lbs stewing beef chuck, cubed
  • 3?4cup white vinegar
  • 1head garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1?2cup soy sauce
  • 4bay leaves
  • 1 1?2tablespoons whole black peppercorns
  • 1tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1tablespoon sugar
  • 4tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1tablespoon salt or 1 tablespoon patis
  • 1(12 ounce) can coconut milk


In a large pot combine the first 8 ingredients: beef, vinegar, garlic, soy sauce, bay leaves, peppercorns, ground pepper and sugar.

Let stand for 2 hours (traditional method is room temperature, I put in in the refrigerator).

Bring mixture to a boil then simmer about an hour or until the meat is tender.

Heat oil in a large skillet. Use a slotted spoon to spoon out garlic from beef mixture. Add garlic to skillet and cook until brown. Use slotted spoon to add the beef to the skillet with garlic and continue to cook, stirring, until it is browned on all sides.

Add salt or patis to taste and the coconut milk. Add the sauce from the pot that the beef simmered inches Cook for 5 more minutes.

Good served with rice.

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