Pork Kare-Kare


Kare-Kare is a traditional Filipino stew with thick peanut sauce. Meats used for this dish are usually oxtail, tripe, and pork leg.

Since there is no available oxtail, tripe and pork leg in our place, I used pork slices for this dish.


pork slices (cut in 2 inch slices)

banana flower bud (sliced)

pechay or bok choy

string beans (cut into 2 inch slices)

eggplants (sliced)

ground peanuts

peanut butter

shrimp paste


annatto seeds (soaked in a cup of water)

toasted ground rice

garlic, minced

onion, chopped

salt and pepper


1.  In a large pot, bring the water to a boil.

2. Put in the pork slices 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 annatto seed 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 flower, eggplant, and string beans and cook for 5 minutes.

6.  Transfer the cooked vegetables to the large pot (where the rest of the ingredients are).

7.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

8.  Serve hot with shrimp paste.


Source: Panlasang Pinoy


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