Sauteed Beef with Baguio Beans

are known in the country as a vegetable typically produced in Baguio City, maybe that is why Pinoys call it as Baguio Beans. Then it triggered my sleepy brain, how do other countries call this Baguio Beans? Then my lazy fingers immediately typed google and searched for Baguio Beans. These Baguio Beans are universally known as SNAP BEANS. The “Snap” term is used as a method to break these green beans. You may also know that you are buying a fresh and firm Baguio Beans when you get a good snapping.


2 tbsp. vegetable oil
2-3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1 medium onion, peeled and sliced
1/2 kilo ground lean beef
1/2 kilo Baguio Beans, trimmed on both ends and sliced thinly
3 tbsp. soy sauce
1/4 cup water
1 tsp. sugar

Heat a large wok or skillet over medium-high heat.

Pour vegetable oil, wait for few seconds, then add the lean ground beef. Stir fry for 3 minutes, just to slightly brown the beef, and then add the garlic and onions. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until meat is browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes.

Add soy sauce and water. Then add the Baguio Beans. Cook for another 5 minutes or until Baguio Beans are almost cooked.

Season with salt, sugar and pepper. Cook for another minute or two until beans are tender.

Transfer to a plate and serve.

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