Make a Adobong String Beans Filipino Style

Edited by Marjhone, Maria, Charmed, Ephraim and 5 others

Adobong Sitaw, otherwise known as string beans, is a variation of the classical Filipino recipe: Adobo. It consists of string beans and meat braised in soy sauce, vinegar and spices.

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It also can be made with chicken, pork or both, with liver or without. Some people use crispy pork, like liempo, mushrooms or tofu cubes as alternative protein base. Ideally, the sauce will be naturally thick and oily, but very delicious. This recipe is so easy to cook.

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The estimated cooking time: 40-50 minutes. Serves 2-3 people.

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How To Make Filipino Style Adobong String Beans

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 Kilo ground lean pork or pork belly, cut into small cubes or strips
  • 1 bunch string beans, cut into 2-inch lengths (discard the ends)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 medium onion (sliced)
  • 3 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons of vinegar
  • 1/4 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • black pepper
  • cooking oil
  • sugar
  • salt (as needed)
  • 1-2 hard boiled eggs (optional)
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Procedure:

  1. 1
    In a pan, heat oil over medium heat
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  2. 2
    Sauté garlic and onion
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  3. 3
    Add ground pork, sprinkle lightly with salt and black pepper
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  4. 4
    Continue sautéing until pork is thoroughly cooked and turns golden brown
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  5. 5
    Pour in vinegar and add the bay leaf
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    Continue to cook until vinegar is absorbed.
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  6. 6
    Pour in soy sauce and water
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    Stir well.
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    Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes
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  8. 8
    Add string beans
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    Stir and simmer for another 10-15 minutes or until string beans are tender.
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    Season with sugar and salt according to taste
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  10. 10
    Garnish with hard boiled eggs quartered
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    Serve hot and enjoy!
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Tips:

  • Serve immediately.
  • If you want to make more, simply double the ingredients.

Questions and Answers

I love string beans but I am worried these beans might be too salty.

I am on a low sodium diet, so I am wondering if these beans might be too salty for me to eat.

Yes, this string beans recipe is a bit salty since you add 3 tablespoons of soy sauce and a tablespoon of soy sauce contains 1000 milligrams of sodium. And this amount of sodium is half the necessary sodium intake for a day. But I am sure you will not take in everything as this dish can be shared by several people.

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But if you are the one who will cook it, only use one tablespoon of soy sauce instead of 3. And to make sure if this food is okay, you can inquire from your nutritionist or diet as to how much soy sauce can you consume a day. Chinatown Soy Sauce is a brand that is sold in stores and online in the Healthy Sections. It has 145 mg per tablespoon. You can also make your own using beef bullion, red vinegar, ground ginger, water and molasses.

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