Baby Back Ribs Adobo

Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 75 mins | Yield: 6-8 servings


  • 2 lbs baby back ribs, cut individually
  • 5 cups water, plus 1 cup more
  • 1 tablespoon whole peppercorn
  • 3 dried bay leaves
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • ⅓ – ½ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon allspice, optional
  • ¼ cup extra-vrigin olive oil


Place the ribs, water, peppercorn, bay leaves and salt in a large skillet and cook for 30-45 minutes over medium heat. Add another 1 cup water, the onion, garlic, soy sauce, worcestershire sauce, vinegar, sugar, crushed red pepper, allspice (if using) and drizzle with olive oil. Simmer for 20-30 minutes. There should be at least ¾ cup sauce left but slightly thicker, and the meat should be very tender. Adjust the taste with salt and black pepper. Remove from heat and transfer to a serving dish. Serve hot over hot steamed rice. Enjoy!


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