Pork Adobo with Pineapple

Level up your Pork Adobo with pineapple! This delicious twist on the Filipino classic dish is easy to make and sure to be a crowd favorite. The sweet and salty medley of flavors is the perfect match for piping-hot steamed rice!

When we think of food for parties and special gatherings, we lean towards more elaborate dishes such as morcon, lengua, lechn, or kare-kare. I am, however, a big proponent of simple home cooking holiday or not.

I believe with few adjustments, we can easily turn everyday meals such as adobo or binagoonan (a delicious twist coming up next!) into party fare fancy enough for company.

A case in point is this pork adobo recipe with pineapple. A simple addition of pineapple juice and chunks takes it from a simple dinner dish to a meal worthy of guests.

With succulent pork pieces and juicy pineapples swimming in a gloriously sweet and salty sauce, it’s sure to impress family and friends!

Cooking Tips

  • I like to use pork butt for a good mix of meat and fat but feel free to swap with pork loin if you prefer a leaner cut, or pork belly if you want a generous layer of fat.
  • Cut the meat in uniform size to ensure even cooking.
  • Sear the pork on medium-high heat until lightly browned. This extra step of caramelizing the meat brings tons of flavor.
  • Allow the vinegar to boil uncovered without stirring for a few minutes before adding the soy sauce to cook off the strong acid taste.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 pounds pork butt, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 head garlic, peeled and minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks

Instructions

  • In a wide pan over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add pork and cook until lightly browned. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add onions and garlic and cook, stirring regularly, for about 1 to 2 minutes or until softened.
  • Add pineapple juice and vinegar. Allow to boil, uncovered and without stirring, for about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Add soy sauce and water and bring to a boil.
  • Lower heat, cover, and continue to cook for about 40 to 50 minutes or until pork is fork-tender and sauce is reduced.
  • Add pineapple chunks and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste, if needed. Serve hot.

How to serve

Pineapple pork adobo is delicious as a main dish for lunch or dinner. Serve with steamed rice for a satisfying meal!

Storing leftovers

  • The dish can be prepped ahead and makes a great addition to meal planning. Allow to cool completely and transfer to a container with a tight-fitting lid. Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Reheat in a saucepan over medium heat to an internal temperature of 165 F or in the microwave at 2 to 3-minute intervals until completely heated through.

    Ingredients

    • 1 tablespoon canola oil
    • 3 pounds pork butt, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
    • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
    • 1 head garlic, peeled and minced
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 cup pineapple juice
    • 1/2 cup vinegar
    • 1/2 cup soy sauce
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1 cup pineapple chunks

      Ingredients

      • 1 tablespoon canola oil
      • 3 pounds pork butt, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
      • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
      • 1 head garlic, peeled and minced
      • salt and pepper to taste
      • 1 cup pineapple juice
      • 1/2 cup vinegar
      • 1/2 cup soy sauce
      • 1/2 cup water
      • 1 cup pineapple chunks

        Ingredients

        • 1 tablespoon canola oil
        • 3 pounds pork butt, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
        • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
        • 1 head garlic, peeled and minced
        • salt and pepper to taste
        • 1 cup pineapple juice
        • 1/2 cup vinegar
        • 1/2 cup soy sauce
        • 1/2 cup water
        • 1 cup pineapple chunks

          Ingredients

          • 1 tablespoon canola oil
          • 3 pounds pork butt, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
          • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
          • 1 head garlic, peeled and minced
          • salt and pepper to taste
          • 1 cup pineapple juice
          • 1/2 cup vinegar
          • 1/2 cup soy sauce
          • 1/2 cup water
          • 1 cup pineapple chunks

            Instructions

            • In a wide pan over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add pork and cook until lightly browned. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
            • Add onions and garlic and cook, stirring regularly, for about 1 to 2 minutes or until softened.
            • Add pineapple juice and vinegar. Allow to boil, uncovered and without stirring, for about 3 to 5 minutes.
            • Add soy sauce and water and bring to a boil.
            • Lower heat, cover, and continue to cook for about 40 to 50 minutes or until pork is fork-tender and sauce is reduced.
            • Add pineapple chunks and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through.
            • Season with salt and pepper to taste, if needed. Serve hot.

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