Ginisang Munggo

This is Ginisang Munggo . Ginisang Munggo or Monggo are sauteed mung beans. This is a favorite food among Filipinos. You can use different types of meat with this recipe. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow.


  • 1 1/2 cups Mung beans (Munggo)
  • 1/2 pound of pork, thinly sliced
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 medium-sized onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium-sized tomato, chopped
  • 2 cups of fresh spinach
  • 6 cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons of fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of salt and more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil


  1. Combine the dried mung beans, water and 1 teaspoon salt in a pot then bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Reduce the heat to low and simmer the soup while covered until the beans becomes soft (about 35 to 50 minutes).
  3. While it boils, occasionally skim the froth and beans that accumulate on top of the liquid.
  4. In another pot, heat the cooking oil over medium-high heat.
  5. Saute the garlic followed by onions until they become tender and aromatic.
  6. Add the tomatoes and cook for another 2 minutes.
  7. Next add the pork and cook for 5 minutes.
  8. Add fish sauce to taste.
  9. Saute for 10 minutes or until the meat is tender.
  10. Pour in cooked mung bean mixture, including the liquid it was cooked with.
  11. Stir this until it is well blended, then let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  12. Season with additional salt to taste if desired.
  13. Add the spinach then turn off heat and cover pot for about 2 minutes or until spinach are wilted.
  14. Serve hot and enjoy!

You may add water if desired to help make the meat tender but make sure to also add more time to simmer.


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