One-Pot Hamburger Adobo Dinner Recipe -
One-Pot Hamburger Adobo Dinner Recipe
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One-Pot Hamburger Adobo Dinner

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"My ex-husband grew up on the Pacific Rim and made this dish often. I'm going by memory, but I like this simple dish, and it's easy to clean up."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    50 mins


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook the ground beef in the hot oil until completely browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the onion, garlic, jalapeno pepper, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, carrots, broccoli, apple cider vinegar, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, salt, and pepper to the pot. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are just losing their crispness, about 20 minutes. Stir in green beans about 5 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 29, 2010

This was really good. I made the recipe with a few changes. I cooked the veggies first and removed them. Then I cooked the meat. When the meat was browned I added the veggies back in. I then added a couple of Tbls flour and mixed that around.Then I added a couple of cups of beef broth and stirred to make a gravy. Then added the rest of the seasonings. I cooked up some elbow macaroni and added that. The family loved it and so did I. The flavor was awesome.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 28, 2010

This recipe called to me b/c the ingredients sounded like just about everything that I put into a Cottage Pie (minus the mashed potato topping.) Once it was prepared (exactly as written, w/ the minor exception of more green bell pepper than red), I was disappointed to find that it tasted like a vinegar-ey, sugar-ey hamburger stir-fry. My husband gave it a 4 (although he stuffed his servings into a warmed tortilla w/ salsa and cheese), my 3-year old wouldn't touch it, and I gave it a 1, so we'll settle for 2 stars. Perhaps w/ some substantial changes that would either turn it into more of an actual stir-fry, or into a Cottage Pie, I would've enjoyed it more, but as written, I just couldn't shake the over-powering taste of vinegar and sugar. Thanks for giving me a chance to try something new though!

May 31, 2011

Excellent recipe and scrumptious. I made it without the jalapeno and green beans, but added some Tabasco sauce to give it the extra bit of flavor. Very satisfying meal. Next time I'll serve it with rice.

Oct 18, 2011

Great meal! Very filling. Wasn't sure if it was just going to taste like wet meat when I first put it all in the pot, but it turned out wonderful! Very flavorful. I probably put in more vegetables and more worcestershire than it called for. Will make it again. So simply, quick, my husband devoured it all!

Sep 24, 2013

I tried this both with hamburger and chicken. We used fresh veggies from the garden. Delicious!

Jul 12, 2013

The picture alone caught my attention. I wanted to find something different to cook and this looked fabulous. Since I am feeding a house of 7, I thought it wouldn't be enough so I put it on rice. Absolutely amazing.

Apr 28, 2013

Thanks for a great recipe. My constant complaint about my own cooking is it all tastes the same -- but not a problem with this recipe! I made changes based on my tastes and the veggies I had to use (only 1/2 of the meat, asparagus instead of green beans, kernels from a leftover ear of corn, 1/4 tsp of crushed red pepper instead of jalapeno and no sugar). I also appreciate this being a one-pot meal and very easy.

Mar 27, 2012

Loved this dish for its flavor and one pot ease. I substituted ground turkey for beef, cut the sugar in half and omitted the broccoli and green beans. Served it with white rice. Now that I have tasted it I think the broccoli would work well or even cauliflour but would leave out green beans due to personal taste. Will add this to my go to recipes for weeknight dinners.


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  • Calories
  • 270 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 50 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 14.2 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 4.7 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 17.6 g
  • 35%
  • Sodium
  • 507 mg
  • 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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