For those who love Bicol express and any ginataan na ulam (in coconut milk), I would recommend for you to try this recipe. I had a sample of this when we had lunch at a restaurant in Robinson’s Manila. A friend recommended this place for its homecooked-like comfort food. He especially recommended this ginataan food, I just forgot what it is called. I liked it at first taste; it was so easy to eat. The flavor of the coconut milk, the meat and a hint of spiciness just mingled wonderfully in the mouth, while the green beans retain its crunchiness in tiny pieces. Without the chilis, I think this recipe would be a perfect way to feed those veggie deficient kids.
Since I don’t know what it’s called, I’ll call it “ginagmay” bisaya for anything made into tiny bits and pieces.
INGREDIENTS (serves 2)
250 g ground beef or pork
10-15 pcs. of green beans (strings and end removed) – cut crosswise into tiny pieces
2-3 hot chilis (depending on the hotness you prefer), minced
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 tomato, diced
150 ml coconut milk (instant)
salt and pepper to taste
1. Sautee onion, garlic, tomato and chilis. Add the ground beef. Simmer until beef is cooked.
2. Add in chopped beans. Simmer for about 3 minutes.
3. In medium heat, stir in coconut milk. Simmer for a few minutes until mixture thickens a little. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve hot with steamed rice.