Kare-Kare Recipe

Kare-Kare Recipe

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The Kare-Kare recipe is a stew which is known for having a thick peanut sauce. Kare-Kare is not a so simple dish. Its main ingredient is the Oxtail. The Filipino Bokchoy, Banana Blossom, Eggplant and String beans are a must in this recipe.


  • 1/4 kg beef
  • 1/4 kg tripe
  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup grounded toasted rice
  • 1/2 cup cooked Bagoong Alamang
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon atsuete seeds
  • 2 pieces eggplant, sliced 1 inch thick
  • 1 bundle Bok Choy (Pechay)
  • 1 bundle of String Beans
  • 1 bundle of okra
  • 3 tbsp. oil
  • 5 cups of water
  • Salt to taste


  1. Boil the Beef and Tripe in water for an hour or until cooked.
  2. Strain and keep the stock.
  3. Heat oil and atsuete seeds in a pan. Removed the seeds.
  4. Sauté garlic, onions until golden brown.
  5. Add the stock, toasted rice and peanut butter. Add the beef and tripe.
  6. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
  7. Salt to taste.
  8. Add the Eggplant, String Beans, Bok Choy and Okra (If available only).
  9. Cook the vegetables for 5 minutes.
  10. Do not overcook the vegetables.
  11. Serve with Rice and Bagoong.


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