Black-Eyed Beans With Pork & Himbabao Flowers

This recipe is from Cagayan Region 2. For those not very familiar with Himbabao or alucon (a tagalog version), it is a caterpillar shaped flowers and distributed throughout the Philippines from Luzon to Mindanao. Combines with black-eyed beans and pork, this will make dish that is both delicious and healthy, that is, if you are fond of eating vegetables.

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To cook black-eyed beans with pork and himbabao; Heat water. As soon as it boils, add beans and cook 2 minutes. Set aside for 1 hour. Sauté garlic, onion, tomatoes and pork. Add beans including broth. Boil, then simmer until almost soft. Season with salt cook 4 minutes. Bring to a boil once more and add himbabao flowers. Cook 7 minutes longer. To see the complete recipe with lists of ingredients in exact measurements, continue reading.

 

How to Cook Black-Eyed Beans With Pork & Himbabao Flowers
 
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Recipe type: Vegetable Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 5 cup dried black-eyed beans, cooked
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons sliced onion
  • ½ cup sliced tomatoes
  • 1 cup sliced pork
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 3 cups himbabao
Instructions
How to cook black-eyed beans with pork and himbabao:
  1. Heat water. As soon as it boils, add beans and cook 2 minutes. Set aside for 1 hour. Sauté garlic, onion, tomatoes and pork.
  2. Add beans including broth. Boil, then simmer until almost soft. Season with salt cook 4 minutes.
  3. Bring to a boil once more and add himbabao flowers. Cook 7 minutes longer. Serve hot. Six servings.

 

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Himbabao with Black-Eyed Beans