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looking for a complete meal that comes with meat and vegetables? try this healthy dish from the Philippines! it's rich in tomato sauce which is known to have lycopene---a phytochemical. recent human clinical trials and clinical studies suggests that lycopene helps reduce heart diseases and certain cancer! as the word suggests," phyto-chemical" it's as if it fights bad elements in our body! and that's not all, this dish also contains plantain, green peas, chick peas, potatoes, carrots, to give you more of the essential nutrients and meat to give your muscles the protein they need. how's that for being complete?
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Pork 1⁄2 Kilogram, cut into half inch cubes
  Potatoes 2 Medium, cut into half inch cubes
  Carrots 3 Medium, cut into half inch cubes
  Chickpeas 1 Cup (16 tbs) (cooked)
  Green peas 1 Cup (16 tbs) (cooked)
  Red bell pepper 1 Medium, cut into cubes
  Green bell pepper 1 Medium, cut into cubes
  Raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Tomato sauce 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Plantain 3 Medium, cut into cubes (ripe)
  Onion 1 Medium, cut into cubes
  Garlic 5 Clove (25 gm), chopped (peeled)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cooking oil 30 Milliliter

I.. saute pork cubes in garlic and onion until almost done.
II. pour water and add in potato and carrot cubes. bring to a boil.
III. add in tomato sauce, and bring to a boil.
IV. add in banana cubes, chick peas, green peas, and bell peppers. bring to a boil.
V. add salt and pepper to taste. add in raisins. stir and simmer for few minutes and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Pork, Vegetable
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
7 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
42 Minutes
menudo is mostly known as the name of a famous latino boy band that was very famous during the 80's. btw, this band was the starting point of ricky martin during his youth. menudo is also known as a name of a traditional dish in mexico. frequently a spicy soup made with tripe. some variants may contain hooves or trotters and stomach. in the Philippines, Menudo also refers to an entirely different dish. This dish, in contrast, is made of garlic, onions, pork chops in cubes, potato, carrots, green bell peppers, soy sauce and tomato sauce, and seasoned with salt and pepper. some variants however will include chickpeas, red peppers, pork liver, raisins and plantain.
pork and mixed vegetable stew

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 630 Calories from Fat 101

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g17.6%

Saturated Fat 2.1 g10.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 55 mg18.3%

Sodium 168.9 mg7%

Total Carbohydrates 106 g35.3%

Dietary Fiber 16.2 g65%

Sugars 43.9 g

Protein 32 g64.6%

Vitamin A 163.5% Vitamin C 195%

Calcium 11.6% Iron 35.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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Menudo Recipe, Pork And Mixed Vegetable Stew