The rest of the World call it green beans but, in the Philippines, we call it Baguio Beans why? Because this vegetable is mostly grown in Baguio where the climate is cooler than most of the country. When I was young, I thought this vegetable was indigenous in Baguio due to its name, but not it’s not, it’s just your normal green beans that is found all over the world.
Abistsuelas is the Tagalog name for this vegetable and that is our main ingredient on the dish we are preparing today. Abistsuelas Guisado, a Filipino stir-fried dish prepared with green beans, minced pork and tomato, it’s one of the simplest and most popular dishes in the Philippines where it is commonly served on a daily basis, it’s also affordable so families on a tight budget usually consider this on their weekly menu.
- 300 g green beans, sliced at an angle
- 200 g minced pork (30% fat)
- ⅓ cup shrimp stock
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 small onion, thinly sliced
- 1 large tomato, sliced
- fish sauce
- freshly ground black pepper
- In a wok add oil and sauté garlic and onion in high heat.
- Lower heat to medium then add tomatoes then continue to cook until it turns soft.
- Add minced pork then continue to cook for 10 minutes.
- Drop in the green beans and stir fry for 2 minutes.
- Pour shrimp stock let it boil in high heat then season with fish sauce and freshly ground black pepper