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Kare- Kare

Kare-Kare is a Philippine stew made with a variety of vegetables, stewed oxtail, beef, offal and tripe thickened and flavored by peanut sauce. It is eaten with shrimp paste as a sauce and is often served on special occasions or during Sundays when everybody in the family is at home.


500 grams Beef Sirloin, cubed
500 grams oxtail, cut into 2 inches long
500 grams ox tripe, boiled twice,washed and cut into 2-inch squares
300 grams beef tendons
2 banana hearts, sliced diagonally
5 pieces eggplants, sliced diagonally
2 bundle of string beans, cut into 2-inch long
3 bundles bok choy
1 head of cabbage, cut into serving pieces
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion,chopped
4 tablespoons cooking oil
4 cups ground peanuts
Annato/Achiote oil for color
salt to taste


1. Boil beef, oxtail, ox tripe and tendons in a big pot until tender. Set aside including the stock you boiled it in.
2. In another pot,sauté garlic and onions in oil until onions become transluscent.
3. Pour the stock and let it come to a boil. Add the beef, oxtail,tripe and tendons.
4. Stir in Annato oil and ground peanuts.Put salt to taste.
5. Simmer until the desired thickness of the sauce.
6. Add eggplant, banana hearts, string beans,bok choy and cabbage.
7. Simmer until vegetables are cooked but not everdone.
8. Serve with shrimp paste and steamed rice.
Credit: Foodista

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