Filipino White Bean and Pork Stew

Filipino White Bean and Pork Stew is a heartwarming, rainy-day stew. What makes it Filipino is adding patis, a briny, golden, salty fish sauce. See more below. Adjust ingredients to the number of servings needed. This recipe makes four hearty servings.

Photo by Ed T.

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

50

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

50

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1

    1 can (14-15 oz.) of cooked white beans, e.g. great northern or cannelloni

  • 1 1 2

    lb cooked pork (e.g. 2 smoked ham hocks, ham and hambone, roasted pork)

  • 1 1

    1 qt broth, chicken or vegetable

  • 2 2

    2 cloves garlic, peeled and diced

  • 1 1

    1 medium onion, medium chop and preferably pre-sautéed in a little olive oil

  • 1

    1 stalk of celery, small diced

  • 1 1

    1 can (14-15 oz.) diced tomatoes (use fresh if preferred)

  • 2 2

    2 cups chopped greens, e.g. kale, mustard greens, napa cabbage.

  • 2 2

    2 bay leaves

  • 2

    2 strips diced bacon, medium well cooked

  • 2

    2 T patis

Directions

In a stock pot combine the white beans, pork, broth, garlic, onion, (celery), tomatoes, bay leaves, (diced bacon). Simmer on low for 15 minutes. Add the chopped greens. Simmer another 15 minutes. With the pot off the heat, add the 2 T of patis. Stir well. Serve in bowls along with some crusty bread.

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