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Pork Kare Kare Recipe

This is a recipe for Pork Kare Kare
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 32 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6
Calories: 1362kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 4 lbs. pata pork hock
  • 1 piece Knorr Pork Cube
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 bunches baby bok choy or pechay
  • 12 pieces snake beans sitaw, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 2 pieces eggplant sliced
  • 1/4 cup achiote atsuete seeds
  • 5 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 piece onion minced
  • 3 1/2 quarts water
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup bagoong alamang cooked


  • Combine 1/2 cup warm water and atsuete. Soak for 10 minutes.Extract the color from the seeds by stirring using a spoon. Filter the seeds out using a kitchen strainer, set the atsuete water aside, we will use it later.
  • Boil 2 quarts water in a cooking pot. Add pata. Cover and continue to boil in medium heat for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the boiled pata from the pot. Throw away the water used.
  • Heat oil in a cooking pot.
  • Saute garlic and onion once the oil is hot. Cook until onion starts to soften.
  • Add boiled pork hocks (pata). Saute for 2 minutes.
  • Pour 1 1/2 quart water. Let boil. Cover the pot and continue to cook between low to medium heat for 60 minutes or until the pata becomes tender. Add more water if needed.
  • Add Knorr Pork Cube. Stir.
  • Add peanut butter into the pot and pour atsuete water. Stir. Continue to cook in medium heat for 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Combine 1/2 cup water with cornstarch. Stir until cornstarch completely dissolves. Pour mixture into the pot. Stir and continue to cook for 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens a bit.
  • Season with ground black pepper and salt.
  • Add sitaw and talong. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add bok choy. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Tranfer to a serving bowl. Serve with bagoong alamang. Share and enjoy!



Serving: 6g | Calories: 1362kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 100g | Fat: 93g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 329mg | Sodium: 1479mg | Potassium: 2483mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 13890IU | Vitamin C: 152.5mg | Calcium: 468mg | Iron: 9.9mg