Meaty Mung Beans


Meaty Mung Beans

Meaty Mung Beans

An Asian dish made with dried mung beans, lean pork and large shrimp.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Indian
Keyword dried mung beans, garlic, onions, pork, shrimp, tomato juice
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 297kcal


  • 1 cup mung beans dried; soaked for an hour and drained
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces pork uncooked lean; cubed
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice
  • 8 ounces shrimp large fresh deveined, halved lengthwise and crosswise
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash white pepper


  • In a 4- or 5-quart Dutch oven, boil the beans in water for 10 minutes, reduce to simmer and continue cooking about 30 minutes, or until tender.
  • As the beans cook, use a saucepan to saute the pork in olive oil until browned; add garlic and onion and cook until onion is transparent, stirring often. Add tomato juice to pork mixture, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.
  • Drain beans, return to Dutch oven, add pork mixture and shrimp, and stir thoroughly. Cover and continue cooking until shrimp is done, about 5 minutes.
  • Fluff while seasoning to taste with salt and white pepper and serve.
  • Yield: 6 servings


Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements and brands used to prepare the recipe.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 257mg | Potassium: 649mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 201mcg | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 3mg

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