I can't remember the last time I had "fresh picked" alogbati for lunch till we visited my Mom last weekend. She grows her own alogbati, tomatoes, pandan, chili peppers and many more in little planters so I made sure I took some home. It can't get any fresher than this. Sweet!
1/2 lb ground beef
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 small onion, sliced thin
1/2 lb sitaw, cut into 2 inches
1/2 lb kalabasa, cut into bite size
2 cups cleaned alogbati
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon cooking oil
2 cups water
Saute garlic and onion till caramelized.
Add ground beef till ground beef turns golden brown.
Add sitaw for a couple of minutes.
Add kalabasa then add water and simmer for 5 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper.
Add alogbati leaves.
Simmer for another minute.
Remove from heat and serve hot.