Here's a speedy version of that perennial family favourite - baked beans. The real deal involves hours of slow-paced cooking so we've removed the hassle, losing none of the fabulous, smoky flavour along the way. These beans are so delicious you'll almost forget the juicy pork steak and crunchy, healthy greens that get served alongside. Almost…but not quite.
Known as tortang talong, the eggplant is traditionally cooked over flames to infuse smoky flavour, but we've baked it for ease. Use the vinegar-garlic-chilli 'sawsawan' for dipping or drizzling, just as they do in the Philippines.