Kare-Kare (Oxtail and Tripe Peanut Stew.) Recipe

Kare-Kare (Oxtail and Tripe Peanut Stew.)

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  • 1 kg of Oxtail meat or you can use pork feet or hocks if you want, still 1 kg, skin removed (or kept) if you want, chopped up.
  • 0.5-1kg of honeycomb tripe or omasum.
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • Some cooking oil.
  • 2 onions, cut up.
  • 1 egg plant, sliced and separated.
  • Some bok choy, cut up.
  • Green beans, cut up into segments.
  • Hearts of palm or banana leaf hearts (used from a jar), cut up into segments.
  • 1/2 a cup of smooth peanut butter (or crunchy doesnt matter)
  • Some shrimp paste
  • S&P
  • 6 cups of water.
  • Some peppercorns.

How to make Kare-Kare (Oxtail and Tripe Peanut Stew.)

God, another Filipino comfort food. I love my kare kare, and I usually put more omasum/tripe than there needs to be! You can, as usual, use a boiling method (for a while). This recipe uses a pressure cooker.
If you want the sauce more peanut-ey, add more peanut butter by all means. You can freeze and eat later. (Not a good idea to refrigerate for a few days b/c it gets spoiled so easily.)

  1. In a pressure cooker, put the 6 c of water, pork hocks and tripe with peppercorns and onion. Add some salt as well and pressure cook for about an hour and a half or until tender.
  2. Take the other onion and garlic and "gisa" (stirfry) it with the shrimp paste.
  3. After pressure cooker, strain the liquid and keep it. Remove peppercorns.
  4. Put the stirfried onions and garlic back with the meat. Add the vegetables and add about 1 cup of water. (It should've evaporated a bit during cooking process.)
  5. Simmer until veggies are tender. Add the peanut butter and simmer some more.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Serve with rice and some shrimp paste.

  • muttoneer
    muttoneer says

    I love oxtail... but I have to admit that I've always been a little trepidacious about trying tripe. Is this a good recipe for my first taste?

  • Jaylene
    Jaylene says

    You don't have to put tripe in this recipe, BUT, if you do like a peanutty taste, go ahead. A lot of Filipinos love this dish, but idk what foreigners think. Hahaha. I'm going to come up with a new tripe/omasum recipe sometime in the week for OSF, and it'll be much cleaner and light flavours. By all means, try this one, but it's a bit for the adventurous (and it's verrry hearty stew.)

  • tRexie
    tRexie says

    Dont fear the tripe. Its lovely

  • jingjong
    jingjong says

    Damn, I love Kare Kare! In addition to the tripe, I have added tendon as well... my homage to Pho. lol. Great recipe.

  • rockability
    rockability says

    This looks sooo good. definitely going on my 'to make' list. Thanks for sharing!

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