Sautéed Ilocano Vegetables with Ground Beef. It has been sometime since I had an authentic Ilocano vegetable dish. Today I am sharing the beef version of a similar Ilocano vegetable dish Sautéed Ilocano Vegetables with Ground Pork. Cooking procedure is basically the same all I did was used ground beef instead of ground pork. The vegetable ingredients are a medley of Ilocano vegetables that are in season. These includes labong, bulaklak ng kalabasa, alukun, saluyot string beans ect.
Sautéed Ilocano Vegetables with Ground Beef is a personal favourite. Versions also include with fried or charcoal grilled fish. Cooking is straight forward as the name suggest all that is needed is sauté the meat ingredients with the usual Pinoy aromatics before adding the vegetable ingredients.
Here is the recipe of my Sautéed Ilocano Vegetables with Ground Beef, try it.
1/4 kilo shredded and parboiled labong, bamboo shoots
1 small bundle sitaw, string beans, trimmed, cut into 2” lengths
2 bundle bulaklak ng kalabasa, trimmed
1 small bundle saluyot, jute, trimmed, coarsely chopped
1 bundles bunga ng malungay, moringa fruit, peeled, cut into 2” lengths
1 bunch alukun, trimmed
1/4 kilo ground beef
3-4 clove garlic, chopped
1 medium size onion, chopped
2 medium size tomatoes chopped
1/4 cup fish sauce
Place the bamboo shoots a big sauce pan, add enough water to same level with the bamboo shoot bring to a boil and simmer for about 3 to 5 minutes, discard first boiled water. Now add in about the same quantity of water and bring to a boil, simmer for 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from heat and drain, keep aside. In a separate wok sauté the ground beef with garlic, onion and tomato for about 2 to 3 minutes. Add in the fish sauce and continue to stir cook for about 1 minute. Add in about 3 to 4 cups of water, bring to a boil and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until the beef is cooked. Correct saltiness if required. Add in the string beans and moringa fruit, simmer for 1 to 2 minutes now add in the jute and continue to simmer for about 1 to 2 minutes. Next add in the alukun, bulalak ng kalabasa and continue to cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until the vegetables are just cooked. Served hot with a lot of rice.