Adobong Sitaw with Tofu

When it comes to Filipino cuisine, I can say that adobo is the most versatile dish. You can cook adobo with almost anything...from seafood, poultry, pork and even vegetables.

Adobong Sitaw (String Beans Adobo) is the most common vegetable adobo dish in the Philippines. It is basically string beans cooked adobo style, i.e., with garlic, onions, soy sauce and vinegar. Many cook it with pork to give it a meaty taste, but it is optional. As for me, I always cook it with pork so my kids would eat my adobong sitaw. But if you are a vegan, you can cook it without the pork. I also add tofu most of the time. I just love tofu so much that I want to include it in my recipes whenever possible. 
If you love string beans, this recipe is for you! :)

* I shared this on What's Cooking WednesdayWhat's on the Menu Wednesday, Real Food Wednesday.

Prep Time: 10 mins               Cook Time: ~30 mins                Servings: 4                       

2 bundles string beans
1 cup pork strips
2 pcs. tofu, fried and cut into strips
1 medium-sized onion, thinly sliced
6 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tbsp. soy sauce
3 Tbsp. vinegar ( I used spicy white vinegar)
3 Tbsp. water
¼ tsp. black pepper
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1. In a covered large skillet, cook pork in 1/8 cup water until water evaporates.
2. Add vegetable oil, sauté garlic and pork until brown.
3. Add onions and sauté until almost translucent.
4. Add string beans and sauté for a minute.
5. Add soy sauce, vinegar, water and black pepper. Mix well. Cover and simmer until string beans are cooked but still crunchy.
6. Add salt to suit your taste. Add tofu. Cover and simmer for a minute or two.
7. Remove from heat. Serve hot with rice.

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