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Meaty Mung Beans

Meaty Mung Beans

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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

Notes

Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements and brands used to prepare the recipe.
Nutrition Facts
Meaty Mung Beans
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
297
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
13
g
20
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
7
g
Cholesterol
 
75
mg
25
%
Sodium
 
257
mg
11
%
Potassium
 
649
mg
19
%
Carbohydrates
 
24
g
8
%
Fiber
 
6
g
25
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
20
g
40
%
Vitamin A
 
201
mcg
22
%
Vitamin C
 
7
mg
8
%
Calcium
 
83
mg
8
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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