Adobong Sitaw

Filipino Style Recipe: Adobong sitaw is another variant of classic Filipino adobo. It consist of string beans and meat braised in soy sauce, vinegar and spices. It can be cooked with chicken, pork or both, with liver or without. Some used crispy pork(liempo), mushrooms and tofu cubes as alternative protein base. Ideally, sauce should be naturally thick and oily but this is very delicious. This recipe is so easy to cook.

Estimated cooking time: 40-50 minutes.
Good for 2-3 person.

Ingredients:
1/4 kilo pork belly or ground pork, cut into small cubes or strips
1 bunch string beans(sitaw), cut into 2-inch lengths and ends discarded
1 head garlic; minced
1 medium onion; sliced
3 tablespoons of soy sauce
3 tablespoons of vinegar
1/4 cup water
1 bay leaf
black pepper
cooking oil
sugar and salt to taste
1-2 hard boiled eggs, cut into slices(optional)

Procedures:
1. In a pan, stir cook pork until brown and start to render oil.
2. Add garlic and onion then saute until translucent.
3. Pour water, soy sauce, vinegar, bay leaf and pepper then simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Add string beans, stir and simmer for another 8-10 minutes or until string beans in tender.
5. Season with sugar and salt according to taste.
6. Garnish with hard boiled eggs, serve hot and enjoy!