Stir-fry Baguio Beans

Baguio Beans Guisado

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Crunch crunch. Yum yum. That is how we like our stir-fry vegetables and here’s a simple one but a favorite.

1/4 to 1/2 kilo Ground pork
A handful of Baguio beans (green beans), cut diagonally into thin strips
4 tbsp of diced garlic
2 to 3 medium-sized tomatoes, chopped
1 large onion, sliced thinly
Salt and pepper

Heat little oil in a pan. Fry garlic until browned and aromatic. Add ground pork and saute until fat is rendered and meat is brownish. Season with salt and pepper. Throw in tomatoes and half of onion slices and saute until tomatoes are mashed.

Pour in a cup of water (or rice washing) and bring to boil. Add the beans and the rest of the onion, cover with a lid and simmer until the beans are al dente. Serve hot with plain rice.

Para sa Lasang Pinoy, Sundays. Thin diagonal strips of beans.
Lasang Pinoy, Sundays

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I am not a professional cook. My only claim to having a culinary background is a short stint as my dad’s teen ‘sous chef’ in his carinderia ages ago. Dad ran small eateries since I was a young kid - serving standard ‘turo-turo’ food ranging from the likes of menudo, adobo, pritong isda, dinuguan, binagoongan, bopis, munggo, pinakbet and giniling to merienda fares like goto, ginataan, pancit bihon, halu-halo and saging con yelo.

My father, a farmer in his hometown before working his way to becoming an accountant, definitely influenced my cooking in a lot of ways than I thought. My siblings and I were raised in a backyard full of fruit trees and vegetable garden. We spent weekends and the summer breaks running around with ducks, chickens, goats and pigs. I had wonderful memories of gathering eggs, butchering chickens, selling vegetables and the sweet aroma of preserved fruits. But my love for art led me to a degree in Architecture. Just few months after getting my license, I went abroad and lived independently at age 23. Definitely no maid, no cook, and a totally different food culture. Along the way I met lots of friends and spent what seemed a lifetime learning new tricks and recipes.

Now living in Auckland, I am a work-from-home mum who juggles time between work, fun and family - in pursuit of work-life balance. No matter how busy I am, I love the idea of cooking for my family. My blog chronicles home cooking greatly influenced by life outside my home country from Southeast Asia to Beijing and Auckland. And most of the time, being busy also means easy (sometimes quick), affordable meals.

11 thoughts on “Baguio Beans Guisado

  1. This one looks madali to cook, pero hindi eh, thanks for the simple preparation. Kelangan palang diagonal ang slices ng green beans.

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