Ginisang Munggo is a mung bean stew usually topped with pork skin, or in our case Pork Belly. This is usually paired with lechon kawali.
- 1 cup dried mung beans
- 250 grams pork
- 1 bunch spinach
- 1 medium size onion diced
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 medium size tomato remove the seeds then diced
- ½ cube Beef cube
- Salt to taste
First, were going to pre cook the mung beans. Place 4 cups of water in a pot, followed by the mung beans then bring to boil. Simmer for 30mins or so until the mung beans become soft.
In the meantime, lets tenderize the pork. Place the pork in a pan, add some water and a bit of salt to taste. Bring to boil and continue to simmer.
Once the liquid is completely reduced, add a bit of oil to help the pork to render its own fat. Continue to cook in low to medium heat. You will notice that the pork is starting to brown. Just continue to cook until the pork is evenly brown and the edges become crusty and crunchy.
Once done, set aside the pork. Reduce the oil in the pan then sauté the garlic followed by the onion. Add the tomatoes and mix it up. Cook for another 3-4 mins until the tomatoes are soften.
Add the precook mung beans then bring to boil.
Add the beef cube and simmer in low to medium heat for another 10 mins to let the flavors blend well with each other.
You can add a bit of water if it becomes too dry.
Season with salt to enhance the taste.
Add the spinach and simmer for another 2 mins and finally add the crispy pork.