Filipino Kare_Kare

This is one of my favorite Filipino dishes. I love the creamy sauce especially with spicy bagoong on the side. Sarap!

1 kilo beef sirloin cut or round or oxtail cut 2 inch long
3 cups of peanut butter
1/4 cup grounded toasted rice
1/2 cup cooked bagoong alamang
2 pcs onion, diced
2 heads of garlic, minced
4 tbs atsuete oil
3 pcs eggplant, sliced
1 bundle petchay or bokchoy cut into 2 pcs.
1 bundle of string beans/ sitaw,cut to 2 inch long
1 pc puso ng saging/banana bud, optional, I omit that..
1/2 cup oil
9-10 cups water
salt to taste

In a big pot, boil beef in water for an hour or until cooked. Strain and keep the stock.
Heat oil and atsuete oil in a big wok.
Saute garlic, onions until golden brown., then add the stock,toasted rice, beef and peanut butter.
Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Salt to taste.
Add the eggplant and string beans and banana bud. Cook for 5 minutes, then add the pechay and cook for 2-3 minutes. Do not over cook the vegetables.
Serve with bagoong on the side and steamed rice.
Share and enjoy!