Beef Adobo


1 k. beef, cut into 2"-cubes 
1/2 cup vinegar 
1/2 cup soy sauce 
1 clove garlic, minced 
1/2 tsp. salt 
1 tbsp. sugar 
1/4 tsp. ground pepper 
1 bay leaf 
10 peppercorns 
1/3 cup cooking oil


Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and let stand for 30 minutes. Simmer and cover tightly for an hour or until meat is tender. Drain and set aside. Heat cooking oil in a skillet and brown meat on all sides. Transfer to a serving dish. Pour off all remaining oil from skillet. Put sauce and cook for a few minutes more. Pour sauce over meat and serve. Garnish with tomatoes and parsley. Serve hot. (Serves 6 persons)