Mung Bean Soup with Pork (Ginisang Munggo).  Ginisang munggo is a delicious soup wherein mung bean is boiled and mashed until creamy and mixed with pork resulting to a delicious, filling soup.

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I love mung beans  because it is so versatile.  You can make mung bean soup curry out of it.  You can even make it a snack or dessert by making it sweet, mixing with condensed milk or even just sugar as a sweetener.

When growing up, mung beans is always part of the rotation of our food menu.  We have plenty of it because we plant it in our farm after harvesting the corn.

You don’t necessarily need to soak mung beans overnight unlike other kinds of beans.  I usually just boil it right away after washing when I cook it.

Take note also that mung beans expands when it is cooked.  This is to determine how much you cook for the number of people that you will serve.  It usually doubles in size when it softens and it absorbs the water that you used when boiling it.

Ingredients

We have easy and simple ingredients for this recipe. These are the following:

1. Mung beans.  You just have to wash the mung bean first and discard those that float when washing with water.

2. Pork ribs.  Ribs is more tasty when mixed with this recipe.  The bones make it more yummy.

3. Onions – this is used for sauteing just like the garlic

4. Garlic

5. Salt

6. Ground Pepper

7. Knorr Pork cubes (optional).  This is to enhance the flavor.  You can substitute it with msg if you want or just a bit of brown sugar if preffered.

8. Tomatoes – Tomatoes add flavor to this recipe.  If you are cooking a big batch like I do, just make sure to really cook the tomatoes to prolong the shelf life of your mung bean soup.

9. Moringa Leaves or Malunggay – This is the best veggie to add with this style of cooking.  However,  you can use other vegetables as substitute like cabbage, malabar spinach, pechay or even saluyot or jute leaves if malunggay is not available to you.

10. Bell Pepper – optional.  I just added it for color and aroma.

 

How to Cook Ginisang Munggo

Start with the mung beans.  Wash it and discard the floating ones as you wash the beans.  Then place it in pot with water and bring it to a boil.  Soften the beans in a low to medium heat until tender. Transfer it to a bowl and mash it by just using a spoon and pressing it with the soft mung beans. Set it aside.

Saute onions, garlic and tomatoes using 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in medium heat.  Add in the Knorr pork cubes and mix it well.  Put the pork ribs in the pan and saute it as well until meat becomes white/ish in color.  Add in the mung beans and water.  Bring it to a boil and simmer until pork is tender, about 10 minutes.  Add in salt and pepper.  Simmer again for 3 minutes.  Check the meat if it is already cooked and taste the soup.  Adjust taste to your liking.  Once pork is cooked and the soup is enough, you can now add the bell pepper and the malunggay leaves.  Simmer for just 30 seconds and it is done.

Depending on your preference, you can make the soup either thick or thin.  If you want it thin, simply add more water.

Other vegetables you can add with your Munggo Bean Soup or Ginisang Munggo

  • Ampalaya or bitter melon/bitter gourd
  • Ampalaya leaves
  • Slices of eggplant
  • Lady’s finger or okra

Mung Bean Soup with Pork (Ginisang Munggo)

Mung Bean Soup with Pork (Ginisang Munggo).  Ginisang munggo/monggo is a delicious soup wherein mung bean is boiled and mashed until creamy and mixed with pork resulting to a delicious, filling soup.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: Ginisang Monggo, Ginisang Munggo, Mom Food Blog, Mung Bean Recipe, Mung Bean Soup, Mung Bean Soup with Pork, Munggo Beans Recipe
Servings: 4 people
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • Cooking Pot

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Munggo Beans
  • 6 slices Pork ribs
  • 1 medium-sized Onions chopped
  • 5 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Pepper
  • 1 sachet Knorr Pork cubes
  • 1 pc Tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup Moringa Leaves or Malunggay
  • 1 pc Bell Pepper chopped
  • 2 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 2 cups Water

Instructions

  • Start with the mung beans.  Wash it and discard the floating ones as you wash the beans. 
  • Place it in pot with water and bring it to a boil.  Soften the beans in a low to medium heat until tender.
  • Transfer it to a bowl and mash it by just using a spoon and pressing it with the soft mung beans. Set it aside.
  • Saute onions, garlic and tomatoes using 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in medium heat. 
  • Add in the Knorr pork cubes and mix it well. 
  • Put the pork ribs in the pan and saute it as well until meat becomes white/ish in color.  Add in the mung beans and water. 
  • Bring it to a boil and simmer until pork is tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Add in salt and pepper.  Simmer again for 3 minutes. 
  • Check the meat if it is already cooked and taste the soup.  Adjust taste to your liking. 
  • Once pork is cooked and the soup is enough, you can now add the bell pepper and the malunggay leaves.  Simmer for just 30 seconds and it is done.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and enjoy! It is best paired with rice.

Notes

1. You may add water as needed when you tenderize the pork ribs.
2.  Adjust the water as you simmer pork and tenderize it.  Add more water if you want a thin soup. 
 

Check out the video how to cook it:

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