Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Pork and Beans



Pork & Beans


As kids we grew up eating legumes - from cardis, patani, munggo beans, black beans, to white beans.  Not only because these legumes provide healthy proteins but also because it’s on of those cheap protein source that our parents can afford to feed a large family (my parents, me and my 3 siblings, my Lola Paring, and other people that lived with us temporarily) A kilogram of pork won’t be enough so extenders are needed :D

Anyway, this is one of those favorite white beans recipe of my Mama Tessie.  Specially when the slices of pork fat literally melts on my tongue – yummy!

PS:  white beans or navy beans are nutritious.  It’s not only a good source of protein but also dietary fibers, folate, and other nutrients (click Sauteed White Beans for the detailed nutritional values of white beans and for another simple white beans recipe )

Also, if you're concerned about bloating and flatulence after eating beans, check our post on Tips on Cooking Beans and Other Legumes  to avoid these nasty after-eating effect of beans/legums


     PORK & BEANS
Ingredients:

White Beans - 200 g.
Pork Belly - 200 g.
Garlic, coarsely chopped - 4 cloves
Onion, diced - 1 mediu,
Tomato Catsup - 6 tbsp
White Sugar - 2 tbsp
Salt - 2 tsp
Freshly ground black pepper
Water - enough to cook the beans but do not put too much

 Cooking Procedure



  1. Wash and soak the beans in water overnight.
  2. Drain the white beans and place it inside a  pressure cook along with the water and cook it under pressure for at least 30-45 minutes until the beans are soft but not truly cooked
  3. In a saucepan, sauté the garlic then the onion and then the pork.  Stir until the pork turned light brown.  Add 2 scoops of the beans.  Transfer this sautéed mixture to the pressure cooker
  4. Stir in the tomato catsup, sugar, salt, and pepper, and cook it under pressure for at least 10 minutes or until the beans are soft and cooked
  5. Remove the lid.  Adjust the taste as needed

This is a not so sweet legume dish.  Kids will love it :-)


 © Fresha-licious (21February2012)


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