Munggo beans with pork bones and spinach

just craving for a munggo dish…as they say in the phillpines…”byernes munggo” says, a common dish every friday… You can cook several varieties using munggo beans, I already tried the monggo beans with pork and sotanghon. Maybe the favorite cooking style of monggo I have ever taste was the one cooked by my wife’s relatives back in Laguna, Philippines. They cooked it with alukbati(Sorry don’t know the english word for this vegetable) and malunggay fruit and leaves. I want to try it but a failed looking this ingredients to asian supermarket. . . . . Did you know that spinach nutrition is amazing. The calcium content in spinach strengthens our bones. The A and C vitamins in spinach plus the fiber, folic acid, magnesium and other nutrients help control cancer, especially colon, lung and breast cancers. Folate also lowers the blood levels of something called homocysteine, a protein that damages arteries. So spinach also helps protect against heart disease.
Ingredients: (serves 4-6 person)

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 3 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 klio meaty pork bones (cut in serving portions)
  • 3tbsp bagoong isda (philippines style anchovies)
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 cup munggo beans (soaked in water for atleast 3 hours)
  • 1 bunch of spinach
  • 1 litre water


  • in a sauce pan, boil monggo beans for about 20-30 minutes or until tender or beans has broken
  • In another sauce pan, saute garlic and onion, pour over pork bones and stir fry for about 3-5 minutes then seasoned with salt & pepper
  • pour over boiled monggo. let it boil, add in spinach and boil for another 2-3 minutes. serve hot.
  • Great paired with fried fish….enjoy!!!

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Posted on October 29, 2011, in Mains, Pork and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I’ve never heard of Munggo beans… will have to seek them out! I love spinach and the flavor that anchovies add to food. Great combo!

  2. hi….oh i forgot to translate that munggo beans is tagalog word for “mung beans”.(its our language-filipino)..thanks, its really a good combination of pork, anchovies and spinach…thanks!!!

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