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Kare-Kare in Peanut Sauce (Filipino Dish)

Kare-Kare is a popular dish in the Philippines and is mostly served on different occasions but is mostly shared by the family. The rich and thick peanut sauce of the stew is what makes this dish stand out from others. The perfect combination of the vegetables would leave you full and healthy. Also, there are different ways to cook Kare-Kare, and its variations mostly differ on the meat used; however, it does not change the fact that this meal celebrates the Filipino tradition.


  • 3 Tablespoon Cooking Oil

  • 1 Medium Onion

  • 1 Garlic

  • 3 cups Beef Broth

  • 1 cup Ground Peanut

  • 1 cup Peanut Butter

  • 1 cup water

  • Annatto Powder

  • Fish Sauce/Patis to taste

  • 2 Tablespoon Glutinous Rice Flour

  • 2 lbs. Beef Shank, cut into 2-inch squares, pre-cooked and soft

  • 15 pcs String Beans, cut into 3 inches

  • 2 pcs Eggplant

  • 1 bundle Bok Choy (Pechay)


  1. In a pan, heat oil in medium heat.

  2. Sauté garlic until slightly brown, then add onion until soft.

  3. Add 3 cups of beef broth (from where you simmer your meat).

  4. Add annatto powder, ground peanut, and peanut butter. Mix well and simmer for 3 minutes.

  5. Then add one tablespoon of Fish Sauce (Patis), and sprinkle some glutinous rice flour. Mix well. You may add a cup of water.

  6. Add the beef shanks and let simmer for a few minutes.

  7. Add the boiled vegetables and let it simmer.

  8. Serve with white rice, and enjoy!

Have a copy of the recipe here.

Kare-kare in Peanut Sauce
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