Mongo Guisado (Mung Bean Soup)

    1 hour 15 mins

    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.

    Rizal, Philippines
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    Serves: 6 

    • 200 g mongo beans
    • 500 ml (2 cups) water
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 115 g pork, diced
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • 115 g prawns, deveined
    • 1 small tomato, diced
    • 750 ml (3 cups) chicken broth
    • 225 g fresh malungay or spinach leaves

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. In a medium pot, boil the mongo beans in water for 40 minutes until soft. Mash the beans.
    2. In a large pot, saute the onion and garlic in olive oil. Add the diced pork, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 3 minutes.
    3. Add the prawns, mix and cook for 2 minutes. Add the diced tomato and cook for 3 minutes.
    4. Add the chicken broth and simmer for 5 minutes.
    5. Add the mashed mongo beans, mix well, cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent the mixture from sticking to the bottom of pot. Add more chicken broth or water if the mixture is too thick.
    6. Add the malungay leaves. Cook 2 more minutes and serve hot.

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    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.  -  22 Jan 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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 good!  -  06 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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.  -  04 Jun 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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