I used organic garlic because it was in same aisle as onions. 😂 Also I used 1.28 lbs of Pork loin boneless cntr chops thick.
This is optional-- this dish is awesome with rice! Before I start put some rice in a small pot. (rice cookers are nice) 1c rice, 2 cups water. If you want more rice double water for each cup of rice.
So lets start! Take the bulb of garlic and mince 1/2 or whole bulb. Brown it. Add the whole onion (cut how you like) Cook til onions are a little soft, (5 min). Set aside.
Cut the pork into cubes 1x1in. Add some olive oil in a medium sized pan. Fry pork til brown. (Mine aren't fully brown) Dump grease when cooked.
While pork is cooking, mix the soy sauce, vinegar and brown sugar together in a bowl. Set aside.
In a medium sized pot, put in the cooked pork, and add the garlic and onions. Stir to mix everything.
Add brown sugar, vinegar and soy sauce into pot.
Ahh yes, stove should be on medium heat.
Put cover on and let cook for 15 mins. Do not stir!
Should look like this after the 15mins. Now turn the stove to one notch below the medium heat. So mine is a 4.
Take 5 or six bay leaves and spread on top of the pork, do not stir. I added about 2 more tablespoons of brown sugar because I like it sweeter. Sprinkle it in.
Add cover back on and let cook for another 15- 20 minutes. Do not stir!!
The rice should be done by now.
After 15 mins remove bay leaves. Serve on top of rice and wallah! Estofado!!
- 1 lb Pork
- 1 c brown sugar
- 1/4 c vinegar
- 1/2 c Soy sauce
- 1 whole onion
- 1 bulb garlic
- 5-6 bay leaves
- Olive oil
- 1 bowl
- 1 cooking pot
- 1 frying pan
- 1 c Rice optional