Asian/ Main Dishes

Slow Cooker Pork Adobo

Slow Cooker Pork Adobo

Sorry for the absence. It has been a busy week! I left last Wednesday to spend a couple of days with the fine folks from Tillamook. I got to tour their factory, hang out at the beach and visit one of their dairy farms. It was a blast, but I’ll share more about that and all the cow cuteness in a post in a few days.

This week was also busy for another, very important, reason.

My baby sister got married.

It was a beautiful wedding. The sun was shining. The sky was blue. The flowers were gorgeous. And she looked radiant. She looked happy. They both looked happy. ย And I could not be happier for them as they embark on this new phase of their life. And if yesterday is any indication, it’s going to be an amazing, fun and wild ride.

One of my favorite things about weddings is getting together with family and friends.We don’t get to see my side of the family very often. We don’t live near each other so it’s often only a once a year kind of thing, but when we get together we have a blast. My family is funny. My family laughs a lot. And my family, not surprisingly, loves food.

This recipe for Slow Cooker Pork Adobo is one of our family favorites. One that we like to make when we get together. One that I like to make when we can’t get together. It is really easy to make, just toss it all in the slow cooker and smell the amazing aroma all day long. And the flavors could not be any better. The pork is succulent, the peppercorns spicy and the sauce has just the perfect tang from the vinegar. But my favorite part about this dish is that it tastes like home. And when I can’t get there it’s the next best thing.

Slow Cooker Pork Adobo

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Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 2 pounds pork blade steaks
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns or 1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 dried bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups jasmine rice
  • 3 green onions, diced



Combine all ingredients, except rice and green onions, together in a slow cooker. Cook on low for 6 - 8 hours.


About 30 minutes before you are ready to eat prepare rice according to package directions.


Remove bones and bay leaves from slow cooker. Use a spoon to break apart the meat. Spoon meat and sauce over rice, top with green onions and serve.



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  • Jenny

    Where’s the adobo ? No chipotle adobo peppers?

  • This is Philippine adobo so it’s a bit different then a Spanish adobo and there are no chipotle peppers.

  • Jenny

    Boo! I like the heat. LOL. ๐Ÿ˜œ But I guess we have to help out Scoville scaled deficient!

  • Haha I totally get you! I LOVE heat. If you double the amount of whole peppercorns, and use them whole instead of grinding them up that will up the heat level of this :)

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