Ginisang Sitaw Recipe

Ginisang sitaw is a vegetable dish mainly composed of string beans. This is one of the most common Filipino vegetable dishes because it is easy to prepare and budget friendly, as well.

Cooking ginisang sitaw means to sauté the string beans along with other tasty ingredients. We will be using the three most common ingredients for “ginisa”: garlic, onion, and tomato. I also used ground pork to give the dish a meaty flavor. Aside from ground pork, you may also us the following: shrimp, chicken, fried tofu (for vegetarians), or nothing at all.

I like this dish because it’s simple. When there is not enough time to prepare lunch or dinner, this is one of the 30 minute or less dishes that I make. If you on a budget, this recipe can help you save money without sacrificing your nutrient intake and the quality of your food.

Another string beans dish that I recommend is ginataang sitaw at kalabasa.

Try this Ginisang Sitaw Recipe and let me know what you think.

Ginisang Sitaw

Ginisang Sitaw Recipe


  • 1 bunch string beans; cut into pieces about 3 inches in length
  • 1 medium tomato, cubed
  • 6 ounces ground pork
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil

Watch the cooking video:

Cooking Procedure

  1. Heat oil in a pan
  2. Sauté garlic, onion, and tomato.
  3. Add the ground pork. Cook until color turns medium brown (about 3 to 5 minutes)
  4. Add the fish sauce and sprinkle the ground black pepper. Stir.
  5. Put-in the string beans. Stir gently. Cover and cook in low to medium heat for 7 to 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the cover and stir to distribute the ingredients.
  7. Turn off heat. Transfer to a serving plate.
  8. Serve. Share and enjoy!

Number of servings (yield): 4


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