Pork Monggo is a Filipino savory mung bean soup


Pork Monggo is a Filipino savory mung bean soup. It is made with mung beans, garlic, tomatoes, onions, various vegetables, and patis (fish sauce). It is cooked with pork, tinapa (smoked fish), daing (dried fish), or other seafood and meat. It is also commonly garnished with chicharon. The name means “stir-fried mung bean”, even though it is a soup. This is in reference to the first step of the cooking process where the spices and the secondary ingredients are stir-fried before water and the mung beans are added. A variant of the dish includes coconut milk and is known as ginisang munggo sa gata. It should not be confused with ginataang munggo which is a dessert gruel made from glutinous rice and mung beans.

Here are the ingredients of Pork Monggo. 1 cup mung beans. 6 ounces pork sliced into thin small pieces. 1 Knorr pork cube. 1 bunch spinach washed. 1 cup malunggay leaves. 2 medium tomato cubed. 1 medium onion cubed. 1/2 cup chicharon crumbled. 4 cloves garlic chopped into small pieces. 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper. 1 to 2 tablespoons fish sauce patis. 6 cups water. 3 tablespoons cooking oil.

Here are instructions on how to cook Pork Monggo. 1st step. Heat oil in a cooking pot. 2nd step. Saute garlic, onion, and tomato. 3rd step. Add the pork. Cook until the color of the pork turns light brown. 4th step. Pour water into the pot. Let boil 5th step. Add the pork cube. Stir. 6th step. Add the mung beans. Cover and adjust the heat between low to medium. Continue to cook until the mung beans becomes tender. Add more water, if necessary. 7th step. Put the malunggay leaves and spinach in the cooking pot. Stir and cook for 2 minutes. 8th step. Add ground black pepper and fish sauce. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes. 9th step. Transfer to a serving bowl. Top with chicharon. 10th and last step. Serve. Share and enjoy!

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