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Kare-Kare beef curry
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Kare-kare Filipino Beef Curry recipe

This Filipino Kare-Kare Recipe is a meat and vegetable stew with oxtail, beef or tripe, eggplant, banana buds, pechay, string beans and other vegetables that mainly flavored with a sweet and savory peanut sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Beef, Curry
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 5 people
Calories 659kcal
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $15


  • lbs Beef hocks or Oxtail, cut into 2” lengths
  • 6 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 bundle sitaw or long beans (cut 3″ length)
  • 2 bundles bokchoy / pechay
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp achuete powder for coloring
  • 1 medium eggplant (cut into 6 pieces)
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • Bagoong or shrimp paste


  • Boil the Beef hocks or Pork until soft. Set aside. Reserve the broth.
  • In a wok, saute garlic and onion.
  • Add pork hocks and fish sauce. Cook for a few minutes.
  • Add 2 1/2 cups of the pork/beef broth, salt, achuete and peanut butter. Simmer for 5 mins.
  • Add the vegetables and cook until vegetables are tender. Stir occasionally.
  • Season with salt to taste.
  • Serve with bagoong or shrimp paste.


*** You can also use Mama Sita’s Kare-Kare Mix and omit 4 tbsp peanut butter and achuete powder.


Calories: 659kcal