When I was in the Philippines Ginisang Baguio Beans or Ginisang Green Beans often found on our dinner table. It is easy to make and delicious, but every time we had it we always had fried pork chops to go with it.
The way we usually cut the beans was French style, but that does take a lot of time to do so I’m doing it the easy way which tastes just as good. I cut mine an inch long and saute them like that.
I use ground beef for this rather than pork, but I would use pork if I were sauteing string beans (sitaw). This is very basic and has a very short ingredients list. Now let’s get on with it.
- 1 ½ Lbs. of Baguio beans (green beans)
- 1 Lb. of Ground beef
- 1 Small tomato sliced in small wedges
- 1 Small onion cut in half and sliced crosswise
- 4 Cloves of garlic peeled and smashed
- 1 Tbs. of Patis (fish sauce)
- 4 Tbs. of Soy Sauce
- 1 Tsp. Msg (vetsin)
- Salt and Pepper
- Oil for sauteing
- Begin by slicing the Baguio beans about an inch long and then rinsing them well.
- Heat and coat wok with a tablespoon of corn oil.
- Then saute ground beef for 4 minutes and add the garlic.
- Let it cook for 2 minutes while stirring.
- Add the tomato and onion slices, stir, and then add the patis.
- Cover and cook it for 2 minutes.
- Add soy sauce, Baguio beans, msg, and ground black pepper. Stir, cover, and let simmer for 6 minutes on medium low heat.
- Remove cover and stir.
- Add salt and pepper if needed, then replace cover, and cook for 6 more minutes or until the beans are tender.
- Serve with rice and fried pork chops on the side. Enjoy!