Spicy St. Louis-Style Ribs Adobo

Prep Time: 25 mins | Cook Time: 60 mins | Yield: 6-8 servings

Are you bored with the same-old-way of cooking the famous adobo? Give it a twist and you’ll be surprised how much better it will taste. 🙂


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, for sautéing
  • 2 pounds St. Louis style ribs
  • 2 cups water, and more if needed
  • 4 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon red crushed pepper
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorn
  • 10 (or more) fresh green beans (optional)
  • ⅓ cup black beans, cooked and drained (optional)
  • 2-4 New Mexico chili peppers, seeded and cubed (optional)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cubed
  • 1 large red onion, cubed
  • 4 gloves garlic, peeled and slightly crushed


Using kitchen scissors, separate the ribs. In a large soup pot, add the ribs, water, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, crushed red pepper, bay leaves and peppercorn. Simmer to cook for 45 minutes to an hour, or until the meat is 85% cooked. Add green and black beans. Cook for about 8-10 minutes, or until the green beans are 85% cooked. Add garlic, onion, chili peppers and bell pepper, continue cooking until the pork fat releases the oil. Simmer for 3-5 minutes to deglaze. Transfer to a serving platter. Serve hot with steamed rice.




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