Kare Kare

Kare Kare

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours, 40 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 50 minutes

Category: Main Course

Cuisine: Filipino

Yield: 6

Kare Kare

Kare Kare is a traditional Filipino stew complimented with a thick savory peanut sauce.


  • 3 lbs oxtail cut in 2 inch slices you an also use tripe or beef slices
  • 1 small banana flower bud sliced
  • 1 bundle of pechay or bok choy
  • 1 bundle of string beans cut into 2 inch slices
  • 4 pcs eggplants sliced
  • 1 cup ground peanuts
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup shrimp paste
  • 34 Ounces water about 1 Liter
  • ½ cup annatto seeds soaked in a cup of water
  • ½ cup toasted ground rice
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • salt and pepper


  • In a large pot, bring the water to a boil
  • Put in the oxtail followed by the onions and simmer for 2.5 to 3 hrs or until tender (35 minutes if using a pressure cooker)
  • Once the meat is tender, add the ground peanuts, peanut butter, and coloring (water from the annatto seed mixture) and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes
  • Add the toasted ground rice and simmer for 5 minutes
  • On a separate pan, saute the garlic then add the banana flower, eggplant, and string beans and cook for 5 minutes
  • Transfer the cooked vegetables to the large pot (where the rest of the ingredients are)
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Serve hot with shrimp paste. Enjoy!




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