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Mongo Guisado (Sauteed/Stewed Mung Beans)

QUICK FACTS

  PREPARATION TIME
10 min (for 8 serves)

 
  COOKING TIME
40 min (for 8 serves)
  DINNER
Vegetable
 

SUMMARY

 

This "Mongo Guisado" or Sauteed/Stewed Mung Beans recipe is a highly nutritious and delicious dish common to Filipinos. Mung beans are inexpensive and a humble food but is actually a nutritional powerhouse and to some it is considered to be a 'superfood" for it is abundant in amino acids, vitamins and minerals. In this recipe, it is sauteed and stewed with lean pork, onion, garlic and tomato to create a very flavourful dish. Weight watchers will also benefit from this recipe because it is low in fat and cholesterol but high in soluble dietary fibre.

INGREDIENTS

0.25 cup (186 g)
  Mungbeans, parboiled
50 g
  Pork Tenderloin, lean, cut into strips
0.25 onion (22 g)
  Onion, chopped
0.75 clove (2 g)
  Garlic, minced
0.25 tomato (42 g)
  Tomato, chopped
0.75 cup (188 g)
  Water
25 g
  Fish Sauce
1.00 cup (20 g)
  Fresh Spinach Leaves
 

METHOD

1. Heat oil in a large skillet, saute onions, garlic and tomatoes; Cook until onions are translucent and tomatoes are tender. 

2. Add pork, cook till brown in color. Then add parboiled mung beans, water and fish sauce; Bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 30 minutes.

3. Add spinach and remove from heat.

4. Serve in bowls and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

  NUTRITIONAL PANEL
Per Serve
Energy:
538.5 kJ  (128.7 kcal)
Protein:
13.3 g
Total Fat:
0.5 g
-Saturated:
0.3 g
-Mono-Unsaturated:
0.2 g
-Poly-Unsaturated:
0.3 g
Total Carbs:
12.5 g
-Complex Carbs:
10.0 g
-Sugar:
2.0 g
Fibre:
8.1 g
Water:
209.3 mL
Alcohol:
0.0 g
Cholesterol:
16.3 mg
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