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Kare Kare

This is a recipe for Kare-kare or ox tripe stew
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time2 hours 40 minutes
Course: Beef, Main Dish
Cuisine: Fiipino
Keyword: filipino kare kare, kare kare, kare kare recipe
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 934kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 3 lbs oxtail cut in 2 inch slices you an also use tripe or beef slices
  • 1 piece small banana flower bud sliced
  • 1 bundle pechay or bok choy
  • 1 bundle string beans cut into 2 inch slices
  • 4 pieces eggplants sliced
  • 1 cup ground peanuts
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup shrimp paste
  • 34 Ounces water about 1 Liter
  • 1/2 cup annatto seeds soaked in a cup of water
  • 1/2 cup toasted ground rice
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 piece onion chopped
  • salt and pepper


  • In a large pot, bring the water to a boil
  • Put in the oxtail followed by the onions and simmer for 2.5 to 3 hrs or until tender (35 minutes if using a pressure cooker)
  • Once the meat is tender, add the ground peanuts, peanut butter, and coloring (water from the annatto seed mixture) and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes
  • Add the toasted ground rice and simmer for 5 minutes
  • On a separate pan, saute the garlic then add the banana flower, eggplant, and string beans and cook for 5 minutes
  • Transfer the cooked vegetables to the large pot (where the rest of the ingredients are)
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Serve hot with shrimp paste. Enjoy!



Serving: 6g | Calories: 934kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 91g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 368mg | Sodium: 940mg | Potassium: 444mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 4.3mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 11.5mg