Lynn's Adobo Sauce for Beef or Pork

(recipe by TheSalmons)


  • 2 lbs beef or pork (cubed)
  • 1/8 cup dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup lemon (or lime) juice
  • 2 tbsp hot mustard
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves garlic (chopped fine)
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

When we lived in California, we used to buy something called Adobo Paste (see victor's beef) that came in a jar. It was dark and thick, but I never noticed the detailed ingredients. I wasn't able to find this stuff when we first moved to NY, so after a little web research created the above marinade. It's not the same as the jar stuff, but it's quite good anyway.

Mix all of the above ingredients in a bowl and marinate the meat for approximately two hours. Quantities are approximate, soy sauce is primarily for color and salt.

Remove meat and brown it quickly in a little oil, then reduce heat and add the marinade to the pan.

Cover and simmer slowly for 1-2 hours stirring periodically to prevent sticking.

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