Ampalaya Guisado Recipe

A tasty veggie dish that’s perfect for light meals.


Ampalaya Guisado Recipe

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Preparation Time

10 mins.

Cooking Time

11 mins.

Serving Size



  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 200 g pork, ground
  • 1 cup water
  • 300 g ampalaya, seeds removed then cut into squares
  • 1/2 cup celery, sliced
  • 150 g tokwa, cut into cubes then fried
  • 2 Tbsp fermented black beans (tausi)
  • 2 pcs egg, beaten


1. Sauté garlic, onion, and pork. Add water, DEL MONTE Original Style Tomato Sauce, ampalaya, celery, and tokwa. Bring to a boil then simmer for 3 minutes.
2. Add tausi and eggs. Simmer for 1 minute.

Lusog Notes

This vegetable dish is a source of protein and iron. Protein is essential for growth, development, and repair of body tissues while iron is necessary for normal metabolism.

Chef's Tip

Drain the tausi really well to remove the excess brine where the tausi fermented.

Cooking Skills Needed

  • Boiling
  • Simmering
  • Sautéing

Cooking Tools Needed

  • Bowls
  • Measuring Cups
  • Spatula
  • Chopping Board
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Knife
  • Pot

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