Recipe Box Recipes: Kare-Kare

Recipe Box Recipes: Kare-Kare

Serving Size 5


  • 1 Sariwa Kare-Kare Recipe Box
    • Banana Heart/Puso ng Saging 
    • Pechay Native
    • String Beans/Sitaw, cut into 2” slices
    • Eggplant, sliced
    • Spice: Sundried Atsuete, soaked in water
    • Garlic, minced
    • Onion Red, chopped
  • 3 lbs oxtail, cut in 2” slices (you may also use tripe or beef slices)
  • 1 cup ground peanuts
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup shrimp paste
  • 1L water
  • 1/2 cup toasted ground rice
  • Salt and pepper


  1. In a large pot, bring the water to a boil.
  2. 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).
  3. Once the meat is tender, add the ground peanuts, peanut butter, and coloring (water from the atsuete mixture) and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Add the toasted ground rice and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. On a separate pan, saute the garlic, then add the banana heart, eggplant, pechay, and string beans and cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Transfer the cooked vegetables to the pot.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve hot with shrimp paste. Enjoy!

Leave a comment

Please note: comments must be approved before they are published.