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Beef Short Rib Kare Kare

This is a recipe for Beef Short Rib Kare Kare
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Beef
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 1/2 lbs. beef short rib
  • 10 pieces snake beans cut into 2 inch length
  • 1 bunch baby bok choy
  • 1 1/4 cups ground peanut
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small banana blossom sliced
  • 1 tablespoon glutinous rice flour diluted in 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup annatto water
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup sautéed shrimp paste


  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker.
  • Once the oil becomes hot, saute garlic and onion.
  • Add the ground peanut. Cook while stirring for 3 minutes.
  • Put the beef short ribs in. Cook until light brown.
  • Pour annatto water and water. Let boil. Note: Make your own annatto water by soaking 1/2 cup annatto or atsuete seeds in 3/4 cup warm water for at least 10 minutes and then stir thoroughly to extract the color.
  • Cover the pressure cooker. Cook for 30 minutes.
  • Safely remove the cover and then add the banana blossoms. Cook for 5 minutes. Note: Prepare the banana blossoms by soaking it in water with 3 tablespoons salt for 15 minutes. Wring the banana blossoms before cooking.
  • Pour the glutinous rice flour with water into the pot. Stir until the texture of the liquid thickens. Note: You can use cornstarch as an alternative ingredient.
  • Add snake beans and bok choy. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve with shrimp paste.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 6g