Cooking Adobong Spare Ribs (Slow-cook Recipe)

Anyone up for another adobo recipe? Good! I have another treat for you, right here.

Cooking Adobong Spare Ribs (Slow-cook Recipe)

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In all honesty, adobo is one of the first dishes I screwed up. No shame in admitting that. I mean look at where I am right now. I'm a proud owner of more than a hundred recipe blog; and I'll keep on going until I can no longer cook! haha! Take that adodo! :))

To those who are not familiar with the dish, adobo is a Filipino dish that plays with soy sauce and vinegar. I hear some cook adobo with just the vinegar; and they use fish sauce to counter acidity. (Hmm, that seems like more of a paksiw dish to me. Perhaps, I'll try one time, though.) Anyway, I, too have an interesting adobo recipe under my sleeves. This one's adobong spare ribs with chicken. I promise you, you'll love it!

Let's begin.

Ingredients in cooking adobong spare ribs:
- spare ribs, pat dry with paper towels
- chicken, cut into desired size

Cooking Adobong Spare Ribs (Slow-cook Recipe)

- vinegar
- soy sauce
- paprika powder

Cooking Adobong Spare Ribs (Slow-cook Recipe)

- fish sauce
- cooking oil
- garlic, crushed and chopped
- onions, cut

Cooking Adobong Spare Ribs (Slow-cook Recipe)

- ground black pepper
- black pepper corns
- salt
- dried bay leaves

Here are the steps in cooking adobong spare ribs.
1. Rub the spare ribs with salt and pepper, evenly. Let it rest for 5-10 minutes.

Cooking Adobong Spare Ribs (Slow-cook Recipe)

2. Fry both sides of the spare ribs in a hot pan with oil.
Note that the ribs will brown beautifully since you've pat it dry first before seasoning with pepper and salt.
3. Set aside the spare ribs for later when cooked.
4. Using the same pan, saute' the garlic and onions.
5. Fry the chicken into the dish.

Cooking Adobong Spare Ribs (Slow-cook Recipe)

6. Season with a little fish sauce to taste. Stir well.
7. Transfer the dish into a deep bowl.
8. Put the spare ribs in together with the saute'd chicken, garlic and onions.

Cooking Adobong Spare Ribs (Slow-cook Recipe)

9. Put equal parts of vinegar and soy sauce.
10. Add the whole pepper corns into the dish.
11. Add some paprika to make the sauce lighter in color.

Cooking Adobong Spare Ribs (Slow-cook Recipe)

12. Slow-cook for under an hour with low heat. Cover the pan.
Add another half an hour make sure the ribs are soft and tender.
13. Test the taste of the dish. Add salt or vinegar, according to preference.
14. When the ribs are nice, tender and a bit flaky, add the some dried bay leaves.
15. Let it boil one last time at a higher heat.
16. Remove from the pan once it boils.
17. Serve with hot steamy rice.

Cooking Adobong Spare Ribs (Slow-cook Recipe)


Adobong Spare Ribs (Slow cook recipe)

5/5 stars
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 90 minutes
Total time: 1 hr 50 minutes

  • Spare ribs
  • Chicken
  • Vinegar
  • Soy sauce
  • Paprika powder
  • Fish sauce
  • Cooking oil
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Dry bay leaves
Cooking Directions
  1. Pat the spare ribs dry with paper towels.
  2. Marinate them with salt and pepper.
  3. Fry until they turn golden.
  4. Set aside for later.
  5. Saute garlic and onions in a separate pan.
  6. Fry the chicken together with the garlic and onions.
  7. Season with fish sauce and pepper.
  8. Transfer the dish to a deep bowl.
  9. Add in the ribs together with the chicken.
  10. Season with soy sauce and vinegar.
  11. Put whole peppercorns, paprika and bay leaves.
  12. Let it boil under low heat for an hour.
  13. Adjust the taste before serving.
  14. Serve hot with rice.

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  1. The adobo with vinegar only is what my Mommy loves.. she said it is "Binisaya"...but it will not turn out as paksiw, because the vinegar and the sauce will dry out and the oil from the pork will eventually fry the adobo. She will not eat any other kind of adobo!

  2. Adobo is a fave Filipino Recipe. Love this easy recipe.

  3. oh lala,, my fave filipino food ever..

  4. You've gone a long way indeed when it comes to cooking. Do you need a food tester? =>

  5. Spare ribs, hindi pa namin na try yan. Pwede ba alisin na lang ang fish sauce and instead add more vinegar? Allergic kasi ako sa patis.

    1. You can replace it with oyster sauce if you like.

  6. This is my comfort food. I love using Sukang Ilocos for this one. :)

  7. This post just made me hungry again!!! at 11pm!!!

  8. Ahh as always it looks delicious! I would like to try to do that at home :)

  9. slook cook adobo sounds very nice idea! now i am craving for some too! i first screwed up on trying to cook menudo before haha it taste yucky after haha but also now i can cook it in no time! xx

  10. this looks good but the cooking time is long.. hahaha. its spare ribs eh. i love eating spare ribs at restos though.

  11. I simply love this dish. Yummy and delish! =p~


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