Stir Fried Beef and Togue

Filipino Style Recipe: stir fried beef and togue is another simple yet delicious dish. This dish is commonly serve in Chinese restaurants. The beef strips marinated in a blend of soy sauce, oyster sauce, garlic,  sugar, salt and pepper then cook and simmer together with sprouted mung beans until the meat is tender. This is one of my favorite dish and my family really loves it.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 40-50 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

300 grams beef sirloin, sliced thinly into strips
2 cups togue(sprouted mung beans)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/4 teaspoon chili flakes(optional)
4 tablespoons cooking oil

1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup oyster sauce
1/4 cup water or soda
4 tablespoons brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Part 1
1. Marinate beef in garlic, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, salt and pepper for 2 hours or overnight inside the fridge.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and bell pepper.
2. Add marinated beef, marinade, water then simmer in a low heat for 30 minutes or until tender. Add more water if necessary.
3. Season with sugar, salt and pepper according to taste.
4. Add sprouted mung beans, chili flakes then stir cook for 3 minutes.
5. Transfer to serving plate then serve hot with steamed rice.

Ginisang Togue

Filipino style recipe: ginisang togue or sauteed sprouted mung beans recipe is a healthy yet affordable dish. Normally the sprouted mung beans sauteed with fried pork, tofu shrimp, green beans and carrots.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes
Good for 3-4 servings

1/2 kilo sprouted mung beans(toge)
1/2 cup fried tofu(tokwa), diced
1/4 kilo pork, cut into small pieces
1 small-sized bell pepper, cut into strips
1 small-sized carrot, cut into strips
1/2 head garlic, chopped
1 medium-sized onion, chopped
1 medium-sized tomato, chopped
fish sauce(patis) or salt and pepper to taste
vegetable oil

1. In a frying pan, heat oil and fry pork until golden brown. Set aside.
2. Saute garlic, onions and tomatoes.
3. Add fried tofu and pork then a little water and pork broth cubes. Cook for 1 minute.
5. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
6. Add sprouted mung beans, carrots and bell pepper and cook for 5 minutes or until vegetables are half-cooked.
7. Remove from heat. Serve with steamed rice.

1. You may also add shrimp, green beans and sayote.