Pata and Mixed Beans

Looking for a hearty and delicious meal that will warm you up from the inside out? Check out this rich and flavourful soup that features tender meat, creamy beans, and fresh greens. Perfect for chilly days when you want something comforting and nourishing! Discover the hearty and flavourful Filipino-inspired dish of slow-cooked pork leg in creamy mixed beans and fresh greens. Perfect for a warming meal.

Pata and mixed beans is a delicious and hearty dish that combines the rich flavours of pork leg with the creaminess of mixed beans. This freestyle dish is prepared by slowly cooking the pork leg in a simple, yet flavourful broth made with sautéed garlic and onions. Mixed beans, such as black beans and cannellini beans, are then added to the broth and cooked until tender, creating a creamy and rich soup that is full of collagen.

Pata, or pork leg, is a popular ingredient in the Filipino cuisine, and is often used in dishes like kare kare, paksiw and crispy pata. When cooked slowly in a flavourful broth, the pork leg becomes incredibly tender and flavourful, making it the perfect centrepiece for this dish.

The mixed beans used in this dish also add a rich and hearty element to the soup. Black beans and cannellini beans are both high in protein and fibre, making them a nutritious addition to any meal. When cooked in the rich broth with the pork leg, the beans become incredibly tender and the broth takes on a creamy texture that is full of collagen, a protein that is great for skin, hair, and nails.

To prepare this dish, start by sautéing garlic and onions in a large pot until they are fragrant and golden brown. Add the pork leg and enough water to cover it and simmer the meat until it is very tender. Then, add the mixed beans and continue to cook the soup until the beans are also very tender and the broth has become creamy and rich.

Finally, add the sweet potato leaves to the soup and cook for a few more minutes until they are wilted and tender. Serve the soup hot with steamed rice for a satisfying and nourishing meal.

Pata and mixed beans is a delicious and hearty Filipino-inspired dish that showcases the rich and flavourful ingredients that are commonly used in Filipino cuisine. With its tender pata, creamy mixed beans, and fresh sweet potato leaves, this dish is a perfect example of how Filipino cuisine blends a variety of flavours and textures to create something truly unique and satisfying.

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Pata and Mixed Beans

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours 15 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hours 30 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Freestyle


Discover the hearty and flavourful Filipino-inspired dish of slow-cooked pork leg in creamy mixed beans and fresh greens. Perfect for a warming meal.


Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 kg pork pata (pork leg), cut into sections
  • 1 cup dry cannellini beans, soaked overnight and drained
  • 1 cup dry black beans, soaked overnight and drained
  • 1 bunch sweet potato leaves
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 whole head garlic, minced
  • oil
  • fish sauce
  • water
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add garlic and sauté until golden brown and fragrant. Remove toasted garlic from the pot then set it aside.
  2. Add the onions then continue to sauté until onions turn soft.
  3. Add the pork pata, black beans, cannellini beans and salt to the pot then pour enough water to cover the meat. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 2 or until the meat is very tender.
  4. Once the pork pata is tender, add the toasted garlic and sweet potato leaves then simmer for 2 more minutes then season with fish sauce and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  5. Serve hot, enjoy.



2 Responses

  1. Love pork legs 🙂 and the soup definitely looks like a winner!

  2. Comfort in a bowl! Sounds absolutely delicious.

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