Monggo and Kare Kare are two Filipino classics. In this recipe, we have put them together for a hearty, protein packed meal that is incredibly affordable. Made with ingredients that are found in most people’s refrigerators, this meal can be whipped up in a few minutes. Monggo traditionally is mixed with malungay, but you can add any greens of your choice. This meal can also be expanded by adding the other vegetables found in a kare kare, such as sitaw, petchay and banana heart. However, the monggo and greens alone are delicious as is. We served this with white rice, because its so darn good.
- 2 cups dry monggo
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 onion
- 1 tbsp bagoong or vegan bagoong
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 cup chopped greens of choice
Soak the monggo beans for at least two hours. Boil the monggo.
In a little oil, saute the onions and garlic.
Add the cooked monggo and stir fry for around 1 minute.
Add the peanut butter and mix.
Add the vegetable broth. Stir until mixture thickens.
Season with the bagoong. You can start with half a tablespoon and add more to your liking.
Throw in the greens of your choice and cook till tender.
Serve over hot rice.
This should be good for a family of 6! Save the rest for leftovers.