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Filipino Ginisang Munggo

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Munggo or Mung bean (or even green bean to some) is a seed of Vigna radiata, a plant native to India and Pakistan. Since the plant originated in Asia, it was easy to spread along the nearby countries. This seed became a hit when it reached the Philippines. Mung bean was used as an ingredient in different desserts and main dishes as well. The most famous Mung bean dish is the “Ginisang Munggo” (Sauteed Mung Bean). This dish makes use of Mung beans as the main ingredient complimented by different flavors from meat, seafood, and vegetables. A very healthy and satisfying dish that is friendly on the budget.
  Mung bean 1 Pound
  Garlic 1 Tablespoon
  Pork 1⁄2 Pound, thinly sliced
  Spinach 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Tomato 1 Medium, chopped
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Shrimp 8 Medium
  Fish sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Water 24 Ounce
  Beef cube 1 (For Flavoring)
  Crushed pork rind 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Chicharon)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

1. In a pan, put-in the water and bring to a boil
2. Put-in the beef cube and Mung bean and simmer until the Mung Bean is soft enough (about 35 to 50 minutes)
2. On a separate pan, sauté the garlic,onion, and tomato
3. Add the pork and simmer for 5 mins
4. Put-in the fish sauce and simmer for 10 mins or until the meat is tender
Note* If necessary, you may add water to help make the meat tender but make sure to add more time to simmer
5. Add the shrimp
6. Pour the cooked Mung beans and simmer for 10 minutes
7. Add the spinach and pork rinds (chicharon)
8. Add salt and pepper to taste
9. Serve hot. Share and Enjoy!
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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Stir Fried
Mung Bean, Pork
Filipino Sautéed Mung Beans
In this video, chef makes a very popular Filipino dish using green mung beans. The dish is complimented by a lot of other ingredients like pork, vegetables and seafood. Mung beans are first boiled in beef bouillon which infuses a nice flavor into the beans before it is sautéed with other ingredients. Enjoy the video and follow the instructions given in English.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 370 Calories from Fat 28

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g5%

Saturated Fat 0.88 g4.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 67.7 mg22.6%

Sodium 822.6 mg34.3%

Total Carbohydrates 53 g17.7%

Dietary Fiber 13.3 g53.3%

Sugars 7.4 g

Protein 34 g67.1%

Vitamin A 16.1% Vitamin C 19.4%

Calcium 13.9% Iron 36.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Filipino Ginisang Munggo Recipe Video, Filipino Sautéed Mung Beans