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Kare Kare Recipe



  • 1/2 kilo beef (round or sirloin cut) cut into cubes (for a more traditional kare kare, use cleaned beef tripe instead of beef)

  • 1/2 kilo oxtail, cut 2 inch long

  • 3 cups of peanut butter

  • 1/4 cup grounded toasted rice

  • 1/2 cup cooked bagoong alamang (anchovies)

  • 2 pieces onions, diced

  • 2 heads of garlic, minced

  • 4 tablespoons atsuete oil

  • 4 pieces eggplant, sliced 1 inch thick

  • 1 bundle Pechay (Bok choy) cut into 2 pieces

  • 1 bundle of sitaw (string beans) cut to 2″ long

  • 1 banana bud, cut similar to eggplant slices, blanch in boiling water

  • 1/2 cup oil

  • 8 cups of water

  • Salt to taste


  • In a stock pot, boil beef and oxtails in water for an hour or until cooked. Strain and keep the stock.

  • In a big pan or wok, heat oil and atsuete oil.

  • Sauté garlic, onions until golden brown, then add the stock, toasted rice, beef, oxtail and peanut butter. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Salt to taste.

  • Add the eggplant, string beans, pechay and banana bud. Cook the vegetables for a few minutes – Do not overcook the vegetables.

  • Serve with bagoong on the side and hot plain rice.


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  1. Pinay Jade says:

    I love Kare kare. I miss my grandma’s cooking;(

  2. maiylah says:

    me again! 🙂
    I see that you’re also a foodie like me … would you care to join Food Friday, a meme on my other blog?
    will gladly add your link to the blogroll. 🙂

    thanks for this recipe!
    Food Friday

  3. Z'riz says:

    nah! masarao to mami irish! 🙂

  4. RoseLLe says:

    Yum! my mother-in-law taught me how to cook this…it’s so easy, matagal lang ang pagpapalambot :D.

    thanks for your nice comment in my blog. i hope we can visit each again and exchange more recipes.


  5. admin says:

    im not good at cooking but sure good at eating.

    thanks for the nomination. it was really nice of you. you made me smile today!!

    always, mommy ruby


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