Kare-Kare (Oxtail in Rich Peanut Sauce)

  • 1/2 kilogram oxtail
  • 8 cups (2 liters) water
  • 1 pouch Mama Sita's Kare-Kare Mix 57 g, dissolved in 1 cup broth
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 piece sliced onion
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 6-7 pieces (long green beans) cut into 2" lengths
  • 1 piece sliced eggplant
  • bagoong (sauteed shrimp paste)
  1. Boil oxtail in water. Lower heat and simmer until meat is tender leaving about 1/2 cups broth.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, saute garlic and onion in oil.
  3. Add oxtail, stir fry and pour in dissolved Mama Sita's Kare-Kare Mix.
  4. Stir and simmer until sauce thickens, then add the eggplant and sitaw. Simmer for 3 minutes more, stirring occasionally.
  5. Lastly, add pechay (bok choy) and simmer for 2 minutes until vegetables are done.
  6. Serve hot with bagoong and rice.
Tip: To vary cooking, pressure cook 1/2 oxtail in 3-4 cups of water for 1 hour and proceed to cooking procedures 2 to 4 mentioned above.

Makes four (4) servings.


Tanya Regala


Your kare kare looks really delicious!

I'm collecting a list of the best kare kare recipes in my blog, and I included your kare kare recipe (just a link though, hope you don't mind). You can see it at

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