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Ginisang Monggo Recipe

Ginisang Monggo 

Ginisang Monggo is a popular Filipino dish in the Philippines or for Filipinos all over the world. 

This ginisang monggo or mung beans has pork belly and alogbati leaves.

Give it a try and let me know. Simple yet very delicious. 

  • 1 1/2 cup mung beans
  • 1 lb. pork belly, cut into bite size
  • 2 cups alogbati leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, sliced thin
  • 1 teaspoon ginisang bagoong (optional but worth adding)
  • salt and ground pepper to taste
  • water for boiling
  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil

Ginisang Monggo 

  1. Boil mung beans in 3-4 cups of water until fully tender. You can always add more water if needed. Set aside.
  2. Saute garlic and onion in cooking oil till caramelized. Add pork slices and cook in medium heat until pork turns crispy brown. Add bagoong and stir for a minute. Add around 3 cups (or more) of water and simmer until meat is tender.
  3. Add cooked mung beans to the pot, season with salt and ground pepper to taste. Continue cooking for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add alogbati leaves, stir well and simmer for few more minutes or till leaves are fully cooked.
  5. Remove pot from heat and serve hot.
Best when served with fried fish and steam rice.

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