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!

pork adobo with pineapple in a white serving bowl

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

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

cubed pork shoulder, pineapple chunks, soy sauce, vinegar, chopped onions, minced garlic in individual bowls

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.
Pineapple pork adobo in a white serving bowl

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.

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