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!