Munggo Guisado (Sautéed Mung Beans)
In my version of munggo guisado, I use mung beans with pork pieces flavored with shrimp paste. I used spinach and bitter melon fruit instead of the leaves.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 5 servings
- 1 cup green mung beans , rinsed
- 5 cups water
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic , chopped
- 1 small onion , chopped
- 1 tomato , diced
- 200 g pork tenderloin , cut into strips
- 2 tbsp sautéed shrimp paste
- 1 bittermelon (ampalaya) , halved, seeds removed and sliced diagonally,
- Bunch spinach
- 2 Serrano peppers (optional)
- Salt to taste
Boil mung beans in 5 cups water for 35 minutes or until tender. Set aside.
In a pan, sauté garlic in hot oil until light brown. Add onion and tomato; sauté for 2 minutes or until onion is soft.
Add pork and sauté for 3 minutes or until meat is cooked. Add shrimp paste and stir to combine flavors. Add boiled mung beans, ampalaya and 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil and let simmer for another 5 minutes, or until slices of ampalaya are tender.
Correct seasonings. Add spinach and serrano peppers, cover and remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 259mg | Potassium: 859mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 925IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 4mg