Here's another home cooked dish that is practical, healthy and easy on the budget. Some of my readers and friends have been bugging me for new recipe posts so I decided to share this with you. I had it with a little sabaw because I have a daughter who doesn't want her rice too dry. So here it is!
- cooking oil
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 medium-sized onion (choose: red's pungent, white's sweet)
- 1 bunch of string beans or sitaw, chopped in 2 1/2 inches length
- 1 cup (around 1/8 kilo) of lean ground pork
- Kikkoman Soy Sauce
- half cup water
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- salt & pepper to taste
1. Roast the garlic on a skillet with cooking oil. Make sure it's golden brown. Set aside.
2. On the same skillet, sweat the onion. I've seen this on a cooking show, the slower the fire, the more flavor the onion releases. Oh 'di ba, tuma-Top Chef.
3. Put the ground pork. Season with salt and pepper. I am fond of toasting it so let it toast before making it pakielam (sorry, I can't think of a better term. Hehe).
4. When it's toasted enough, toasted ha not sunog (basta magkaiba yun!), pour the water. Let it simmer for 5 minutes.
5. Put soy sauce according to your desired taste and color. I recommend using Kikkoman Soy Sauce because it has this special taste that ordinary soy sauce don't have.
6. Add the brown sugar and simmer again for a minute or two.
7. Place the chopped string beans. Once it's turned dark green, it's good to go. I prefer crunchy string beans when it's just sauteed like this, so I don't overcook it.
8. Plate it and top it off with the roasted garlic. Enjoy!
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