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Kare Kare

Kare Kare is a classic Filipino slow-cooked dish bringing the flavors of veggies, oxtail or beef tripe, and peanut sauce.

Classic Filipino slow-cooked dish bringing the flavors of veggies, oxtail or beef tripe, and peanut sauce. Simmering the meat on slow will make they meat tender and delicious! Total cook time is ~3 hours (boiling meat takes about 2 hours). **Important to read step 5 once the meat is simmering.

Kare Kare


Serving Size: 6

Cook Time: 3 hours



  • 1 lb oxtail or beef tripe

  • 1 puso ng saging, banana heart

  • 2 large eggplants

  • 1 bag green beans, trimmed

  • 1 bundle bok choy or pechay

  • 8 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 medium white onion, chopped

  • ¼ rice flour

  • 1 ½ tsp annatto powder

  • 1 cup peanut butter

  • 1 cup crushed peanuts

  • 1 tbsp Datu Puti Patis, fish sauce

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

  • salt to taste

  • pepper to taste

  • Barrio Fiesta Shrimp Paste (reg or spicy)

Step 1: Clean the meat

Clean the oxtails under cold water and place in a dutch oven. Cover with water and boil over medium heat. Remove the film on the top of the water as it appears.

Step 2: Heat

Lower the heat once boiling and add water to replace what was lost while bringing to a boil. Cover and simmer meat until it can be pierced with a fork.

Step 3: Drain and retain broth

Drain water into a reserve dish to use later. Place oxtails/beef tripe to the side. Fill dutch oven with 4 cups of water, bring to boil.

Step 4: Prepare Veggies

Prepare the vegetables when the meat has about 50 minutes left.

**Banana Heart: soak in salty water with calamansi juice for 30 minutes and rinse thoroughly. Eggplant: wash and slice into thick pieces. Bok choy: wash and pull apart into stalks. Banana heart: slice long way.

Step 5: Blanch the veggies

Blanch the vegetables one at a time in the boiling water for 1 minute and set them aside. Pour out the water from the vegetables. Set the dutch oven aside for later.

Step 6: Cook the flour

In a large skillet, cook the rice flour on medium heat, stirring occasionally not allowing it to burn. Cook until it is lightly browned and toasted.

Step 7: Make flour paste

Combine in a small bowl, the toasted rice flour and .25 cup of the reserved broth from the oxtails and whisk until smooth.

Step 8: Dissolve powder

In another small bowl, combine the annatto powder with .25 cup of the reserved broth from the oxtails and stir until it is dissolved.

Step 9: Prepare the peanuts

In another bowl, combine the peanut butter and .5 cup of the reserved broth and stir until well blended. Mix in the crushed peanuts as desired.

Step 10: Sautee

Place the dutch oven on medium heat and pour in the vegetable oil. When the oil is hot, add in the white onion and the garlic cooking until soft and fragrant.

Step 11: Heat the meat

Add the oxtail/beef tripe to the dutch oven and cook until browned. Add the Datu Patu patsis and cook 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 12: Simmer

Measure 5 cups of broth from the reserve and add to the dutch oven. Bring to a simmer.

Step 13: Add in order

Add in this order to the dutch oven: rice flour mixture, annatto powder mixture, peanut butter mixture and stir well to blend. Season to taste with salt and pepper

Step 14: Thicken and serve!

Cook for about 10 minutes until the sauce thickens and add vegetables to mix flavors for an additional 3-4 minutes.

Serve immediately with Barrio Fiesta Shrimp paste on the side!



Let us know what you think in the comments about our Kare Kare recipe! How do you enjoy your Kare Kare?


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