sauteed ampalaya/bitter gourd/bitter melon

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By Ludi Hughes
from Fair Lawn, NJ

Ampalaya or Bitter Gourd are mostly used in Asian countries like Philippines, China, India etc. and has medicinal value. See the link about Ampalaya: This is one of my favorite vegetable for the reason that has so many benefits when you eat it. It is rich in rich in iron, potassium, beta-carotene and other nutrients. In the summertime, I grow this amazing veggie. So you can research on this veggie. I usually cook it with ground pork or ground chicken I buy from the farm so it is organic.

serves 4
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 45 Min
method Saute

Ingredients For sauteed ampalaya/bitter gourd/bitter melon

  • 4 md
    thinly sliced ampalaya/bitter gourd/bitter melon
  • 1 lb
    ground pork or ground chicken
  • 1 md
    diced tomato
  • 1/2 c
    sliced onions
  • 3 clove
    crushed garlic
  • 3 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • 3 Tbsp
    kikkoman soy sauce or bragg soy sauce
  • 2 dash
    freshly ground pepper or ground pepper

How To Make sauteed ampalaya/bitter gourd/bitter melon

  • 1
    Pour the oil in a large pan or a wok. Brown the crushed garlic followed by the onions. Add the tomatoes and cook tomatoes until it is no longer fresh looking.
  • 2
    Add the ground pork or ground chicken. Add the soy sauce and the freshly ground pepper. Cook it for around 20 minutes or until the ground meat is cook.
  • 3
    When the ground meat is cook, add the thinly sliced Ampalaya/Bitter Gourd/Bitter Melon. Blend all of the ingredients together until the Ampalaya is cook. Do not overcook. The value and benefits of the Bitter Melon is when you eat it raw. The Ampalaya is bitter, I am warning you now but has full of nutrients which is good for diabetes.