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Filipino Pulled Pork

by Meghann on February 25, 2013

This is why Twitter rocks:

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Twitter, answering the”What’s for dinner?” question since 2008. Love it.


Mmm…. filipino pork!

And, with Mary’s permission, I have the recipe to share!

Filipino Pork

This is a recipe that Brian’s mom told me how to make once, I think I’ve also seen something pretty much the same on Skinny Taste (funny Brian’s mom has been making this forever and ever). As with most things I cook…The measurements are not exact, they are more – so a guideline. I always end up using more water / vinegar / soy in equal amounts to cover the pork. One time I exploded the crock pot top by not putting enough liquid on the pork first when I made this…

What you need :

  • 1-2 lbs pork loin
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 5-6 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • Black pepper / Adobo seasoning to season the meat.

What you need to do :

Put the pork loin in the crock pot (duh πŸ˜‰ )

Mix together your vinegar, water, and soy sauce, pour over the meat. make sure that it just covers the top of the meat.

Place your crushed garlic/ bay leaves around the meat evenly

Cook on low for 8 hours. (I usually do this for 12 while I’m working all day)

Enjoy! You can serve over rice (the Filipino way) or you can eat it on a bun, or just plain with some veggies on the side.


I also added onion to the recipe. After 8 hours of cooking, the pork was juicy and flavorful, and the sauce wasn’t terribly overpowering. Both Derek and I devoured our plates, then went back for seconds. Yum.

The pork was served atop cauliflower rice, a Pinterest recipe I’d been meaning to try.


I’m not much of a rice fan, so the fact that the cauliflower “rice” didn’t really taste like rice was a turn on to me. It was easy enough to make and went really well with the pork. I also added some green beans and avocado to my plate.


Delicious dinner. Thanks, Mary, for the inspiration!



Derek andI finally tracked down some local Girl Scouts selling cookies at Publix on Sunday. It wouldn’t be February without at least one box of Girl Scout cookies in the house!


What are your favorite Girl Scout cookies?

I <3 Thin Mints, but Tag-a-Longs are my absolute favorite. Maybe next time?

1 Lindsey February 25, 2013 at 9:36 pm

In Canada we get ripped off, only have the thin mints (which are my fav) and then the plain vanilla or chocolate cookies!
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2 Sana February 25, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Samoas all the way!

3 Logan @ Mountains and Miles February 25, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Samoas!!! And frozen thin mints!
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4 lisa fine @ vermont vittles February 25, 2013 at 9:57 pm

Ooh, I love Tagalongs and Do-Si-Dos. I’m all about the peanut butter cookies. πŸ™‚
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5 Cecilia @MommiesRun February 25, 2013 at 10:21 pm

I’m a samoas girl but I can’t refuse a good frozen thin mint. Darn girl scouts.
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6 Erin February 26, 2013 at 1:27 am

As a vegetarian, I use my crockpot mainly for soups and feel a little jealous that meat-eaters can use it for so much more!

Would you like to know a secret? I’ve never had a Girl Guides cookie!

7 Kristin February 26, 2013 at 1:36 am

Omg, I made the faux mashed potato recipe tonight but with cauliflower and it was amazing! I am going to blog about it tomorrow. I added a little bit of sour cream, butter & a chopped up piece of fried up bacon to it & it was amazeballs!

I haven’t had a chance to try the faux rice yet! I’m not a big rice eater at all, but I love that I am secretly getting all these vegetables in πŸ™‚ Gonna try this next!
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8 Laura @ Mommy Run Fast February 26, 2013 at 7:09 am

I love getting ideas on twitter, too! This looks fantastic… my husband especially loves pulled pork.
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9 Paige February 26, 2013 at 7:30 am

Peanut Butter Sandwich. But forget the plate, and forget serving sizes! I eat them right out of the sleeve!

10 Nina February 26, 2013 at 8:00 am

My friend makes this regularly, it is DELiCIOUS. He calls it Adobo.

11 Elizabeth @ Positive Change February 26, 2013 at 8:04 am

I am so going to try this recipe! I really love the lemon cookies, I’m not sure what they are called or even if they have them any more! They are so delicious though!
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12 Maureen February 26, 2013 at 8:35 am

I love thin mints. I think my second favorite are the caramel d lites, which I swear tasted better when they were still called samoas.
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13 Natalie @ Free Range Human February 26, 2013 at 9:22 am

This is a lot like Skinnytaste’s recipe. So good! I’m a fan of the plain ‘ol shortbread cookies. I’ve got to find a Girl Scout!
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14 Emily N February 26, 2013 at 9:23 am

Will be stealing this recipe with the 1.5 lbs of pork loin i have in the freezer. Think I should thaw it first?
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15 Meghann February 26, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Maybe. πŸ™‚

16 Katie February 26, 2013 at 9:35 am

I’m with you tagalongs are the best, but I can make room for a thin mint every now and then.
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17 Meghan @ After the Ivy League February 26, 2013 at 9:52 am

Looks like a delicious weeknight meal for sure! Love anything that can be made in the crockpot, so convenient and easy!
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18 Karen @ Runner Girl Eats February 26, 2013 at 9:54 am

We went through two boxes of tagalongs in an embarrassingly short amount of time. They are def my favorite. That pork recipe looks great too!
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19 Meagan @ Managing Meagan February 26, 2013 at 10:33 am

That pork looks yummy!!

Thin Mints are my FAVORITE. Put them in the freezer and they are even better. YUUUUUUM!!!
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20 Meghann February 26, 2013 at 1:10 pm

I pulled these straight out of the fridge. Girl Scout cookies always taste better when they’re cold. πŸ™‚

21 Katie @ running4cupcakes February 26, 2013 at 11:04 am

I love crockpot meals, twitter and good recommendations from friends! And samoas. πŸ˜‰
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22 Barry Wright, III February 26, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Thin mints are the all-time champions! Glad to see more people giving the cauliflower rice a thumbs-up – I’m reaching the tipping point of finally giving it a shot!
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23 Steph February 26, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Samoas… hands down!
That pork looks GOOD. I’ll have to try it next time I buy a roast! Yuummm.
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24 PeachyLau February 26, 2013 at 7:38 pm

I need a slow cooker lol.
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25 mi-an dela cruz February 26, 2013 at 7:59 pm

i’m filipino and this post made me so happy!!! :)) glad you enjoyed it!!

26 BroccoliHut February 26, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Seth and I have run into Girl Scouts at the grocery store a couple times now, but he refuses to even let me bring a box into the house (out of fear that he would eat them all, I guess). I have a mega-craving for frozen Thin Mints! And maybe some Samoas too…

27 Annie @ eatcleaneatreal February 27, 2013 at 11:14 am

I have a strange, strange obsession with pulled pork…so this looks AMAZING. Thanks for sharing!
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