Beef Kare-Kare Recipe

This hearty peanut stew is made extra meaty.

There’s no denying the meaty chunks of beef make this Filipino kare kare recipe super hearty! We used beef instead of tripe (or tuwalya) and it’s just as delicious. 

Beef Kare-Kare Recipe

Mira Angeles
This hearty peanut stew is made extra meaty.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Asian, Filipino
Servings 4


Beef Kare-Kare Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic minced
  • 1 Small red onion chopped
  • 1/2 kilo beef cubes
  • 1/4 Cup Atsuete Seeds (annatto seeds) soaked in 1 cup water
  • 1/4 Cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 Small puso ng saging (banana blossom) sliced
  • 1 piece talong (eggplant) sliced
  • 1 bundle sitaw (string beans) cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 Cup peanuts ground into a paste
  • 1/4 Cup rice flour
  • 1 bundle bok choy leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • ground pepper to taste


  • Heat oil in a large pot. Sauté garlic and onions until translucent.
  • Add beef. Strain annatto seeds from the water, discard the seeds, and add the annatto water to the pot. Add water and peanut butter to the pot.
  • Add the vegetables: puso ng saging, talong, and sitaw. Simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Remove vegetables from the pot and set aside.
  • Add ground peanuts and ground rice. Stir and simmer until the sauce has thickened.
  • Continue to simmer until the beef cubes are tender. Once the beef cubes are tender, add bok choy. Return the vegetables to the pot and simmer until reheated. Season to taste.
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