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Kare Kare (Ox Tail)

Contributed by: Kumain Kumain of Filipino Recipes


  • 1 oxtail (3-5 lbs.)
  • 5 tbsps. oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium sized onion, sliced
  • water from 1/4 cup achuete, soaked
  • 1 banana heart, sliced crosswise
  • 2 bundles sitaw, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 4 eggplants cut into 1/2inch slices
  • 1/3 cup rice, toasted brown in a pan and ground to a powder
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • salt and pepper to taste


Cut oxtail into 3 inch pieces.

Boil once and discard water. Boil again until tender.

Saute garlic and onion in oil.

Add achuete water, sautéed garlic and onions to meat and bring to a boil.

Add vegetables and enough water to make a sauce.

Add the powdered rice and peanut butter dissolved in 3/4cup water into the meat.

Season with salt and pepper.

Serving Size: Makes 2 Servings

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