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Mongo Guisado (Mung Bean Soup)

Mongo Guisado (Mung Bean Soup)

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    1 h
  • Ready In

    1 h 20 m
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This is a hearty soup that's excellent to eat by itself or with rice. Mongo beans are also called mung or green beans. Malungay leaves are very nutritious, and the tree is sometimes called a horseradish tree; use them in place of the spinach if you can find them.

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  • Calories:
  • 193 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 6.2 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.4g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 14.1 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 353 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Bring the mung beans and the water to a boil in a pot; cook at a boil until the beans are soft, about 40 minutes. Mash the beans; set aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large pot; cook and stir the onion and garlic in the hot oil over medium heat until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the pork; season with salt and pepper. Continue cooking the mixture another 3 minutes. Gently stir the prawns into the mixture; cook 2 minutes more. Add the tomatoes; cook another 3 minutes. Reduce heat, and pour the chicken broth over the mixture; allow the mixture to simmer in the broth for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the mashed beans to the soup; mix well. Cook another 5 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent any of the mixture from sticking to the bottom of the pot. Add more chicken broth or water if the soup is too thick. Stir the spinach leaves into the soup and cook 2 minutes more before serving hot.
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RINGONIAN
26

RINGONIAN

1/25/2010

wow. this brings back memories of my lolo's cooking. this was his ultimate comfort food specialty. he never used prawns but he added slices of ginger and/or ampalaya. i think the prawns make a wonderful complement.

ima13
23

ima13

11/16/2010

This was the first time I made this and it turned out great! I used my slow cooker to soften the beans which turned out perfect. I also added tinapa in the soup...so good!

tahitian4rmj
11

tahitian4rmj

6/4/2011

My father cooked mongo all the time and I didnt know how to make it. Now I do. Taste just like his if not better.

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