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Kare Kare


Filipino kare-kare

Kare-kare is a delicious and meaty Filipino stew that is served on special occasions. It is normally made with oxtails, but you can use other types of meat like pork and beef.

Ingredients Needed:

1 kilo pig’s leg cut in 2 inch slices (or you can use oxtail, cow’s face, beef tripe and beef sirloin cut)

3 medium size egg plants cut into 2 inch length

1 cup string beans cut into 2 inch length

1 small banana flower bud sliced

1 bundle of pechay or bok choy

1 cup of ground peanuts

1 small bottle of peanut butter

1 cup of toasted ground rice

½ cup of water

½ tbsp of annatto powder

2 pcs onions sliced

1 head garlic chopped

2 tbsp cooking oil

Salt to taste


In a big casserole, pour 1 liter of water and put the pig’s leg. Cover and simmer. Boil for 2 to 3 hours using medium heat until the meat is tender. You can use a pressure cooker to save time. Remove the scum from the boiling water. Mix the coloring annatto powder.

While waiting until the meat is tender, make the sauce for kare-kare.

In a sauce pan, heat the cooking oil. Sauté the garlic, onion and ground peanut. Put in the peanut butter. Add ½ cup of water and stir. Add the toasted ground rice. Put in the string beans, eggplant, bok choy and sliced banana flower. Simmer for 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat.

When the meat is tender, transfer the mixed sauce to the casserole. Simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Mix until the mixture is a bit thickened. Add salt to taste.

Serve the kare-kare with sautéed bagoong (shrimp paste). Enjoy!







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