Kare-Kare (Beef or Pork Stew with Peanut Butter Sauce)

1 kilo of beef (round or sirloin cut) cut into cubes, beef tripe or oxtail (cut 2 inch long) or a combination of all three (beef, tripe and oxtail), pork hock is another option
3 cups of peanut butter 
1/4 cup grounded toasted rice 
1/2 cup cooked bagoong alamang (anchovies) 
2 pieces onions, diced 
2 heads of garlic, minced 
4 tablespoons atsuete oil 
4 pieces eggplant, sliced 1 inch thick 
1 bundle Pechay (Bok choy) cut into 2 pieces 
1 bundle of sitaw (string beans) cut to 2″ long 
1 banana bud, cut similar to eggplant slices, blanch in boiling water 
1/2 cup oil 
8 cups of water 
Salt to taste

1. In a stock pot, boil beef, tripe and oxtails in water for an hour or until cooked. Strain and keep the stock.
2. In a big pan or wok, heat oil and atsuete oil.
3. Sauté garlic, onions until golden brown, then add the stock, toasted rice, beef, oxtail and peanut butter. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Salt to taste.
4. Add the eggplant, string beans, pechay and banana bud. Cook the vegetables for a few minutes – Do not overcook the vegetables.
5. Serve with bagoong on the side and hot plain rice.

Share and enjoy with family and friends!!!
Source: Filipino Food Recipes

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