Adobong Baka, Beef Adobo

Adobong Baka
Beef Adobo is a dish to try when ever you visit Batangas or Tagaytay, it's called Batangas adobo. These are the places where you could find the best adobo, it's obvious since part of Metro Manila supply of local beef and carabeef are from Batangas and Tagaytay.

Beef Adobo

For some reasons beef is not usually cooked adobo, compared to pork or chicken in most household. When cooked right beef adobo is equally great, the richness of the beef adds more flavor to the tanginess of an adobo dish.

Adobong Baka, Beef Adobo

Beef adobo is best cooked to almost dry, here is how I did it.


1 k. beef brisket cut into serving pieces
1 thumb size ginger, sliced
1/2 head garlic, crushed
1 tsp. peppercorns
1/2 c. vinegar
1/4 c. soy sauce
3 pcs. bay leaf
2-3 pcs. sili
salt and pepper
cooking oil

Cooking procedure:

Adobong Baka, Beef Adobo - Cooking Procedure

In a frying pan stir fry beef in batches until color changes to golden brown and start to sizzle. I a saucepan put in fried beef, pour in 6 to 8 cup of water, vinegar and soy sauce. Add ginger, garlic, peppercorns and bay leaf. Bring to a boil and simmer in medium heat for 30 to 45 minutes or until tender, add water as necessary and remove scum that rises. Add in sili, season with salt and pepper to taste and continue to simmer until liquid is reduced to almost dry. Serve hot with a lot of rice.

Other Beef, Lamb and Goat Adobo Recipes; 

Beef Spareribs Adobo with Oyster Sauce 
Adobong Baka sa Gata 
Adobong Tupa 
Lamb Chop Adobo 
Adobong Kambing 

Other Seafood Adobo Recipes; 

Adobong Pusit 
Adobong Pusit at Baboy, Squid and Pork Adobo 
Adobong Pusit at Baboy 
Adobong Pusit with Oyster Sauce 
Adobong Baby Pusit, Baby Squid Adobo 
Black Adobong Pusit 
Mixed Seafood Adobo 
Adobong Tahong 
Adobong Tanguige, Adobong Isda 


  1. the best k pre!sarap mga recipe mo...

  2. you are the best!

  3. mga ilan po ba yung onion?

  4. Wala pong onion,tinangal ko na sa cooking procedure.

  5. ito ay masarap..salamat.

  6. Carolyn says:

    I love this recipe. I cooked it last night, I didn't put sili anymore coz it's not available but it taste good pa naman...Woooohhhh! So full.

  7. isn't this the same in beef steak?well i should definitely try this.. hmmmm

  8. isn't this the same in beef steak?well i should definitely try this.. hmmmm

  9. no, this one is adobo, may be you are referring to Pinoy bistek... check out the archives for the recipe.

  10. Mira (USA)

    ok lang po ba kung black pepper ung gagamitin ko instead of peppercorns? wala kasi akong makitang peppercorn eh

  11. Hi Mira, opo pwedeng pwede po... goodluck.


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