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Ginisang Munggo at Tinapa is a delicious mung bean stew flavored with smoked fish flakes. With hearty mung beans and vitamin-rich spinach and bittermelon, it's nutritious as it is delicious!
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5 from 3 votes

Ginisang Munggo at Tinapa

Ginisang Munggo at Tinapa is a delicious mung bean stew flavored with smoked fish flakes. With hearty mung beans and vitamin-rich spinach and bittermelon, it's nutritious as it is delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 247kcal
Author: Lalaine

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry mung beans
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 pound (about 4 to 5 pieces) smoked fish
  • 1 large ampalaya, seeded and cut thinly
  • 1 bunch fresh spinach, stems trimmed

Instructions

  • Sort through the mung beans, discarding discolored or shriveled beans and any grit or dirt. Rinse beans in cold, running water until water runs clear. Drain well.
  • In a large pot, combine mung beans and water. Over medium heat, bring to a boil skimming froth that floats on top. 
  • Lower heat, cover, and continue to cook for about 45 to 50 minutes or until beans have softened and skins have burst. Add more water as needed to maintain about 4 cups.
  • In another pot over medium heat, heat oil. Add onions and garlic and cook until tender and aromatic. Add fish sauce and continue to cook for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add cooked mung beans including liquid. Bring to a boil.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add ampalaya and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes or until tender yet crisp.
  • Add tinapa flakes and continue to cook until just heated through.
  • Add spinach, turn off heat and cover pot for about 1 to 2 minutes or until spinach is just wilted. Serve hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 303mg | Potassium: 798mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 16.5mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 2.7mg