Filipino Oxtail Stew (Oxtail Kare Kare)

Filipino Oxtail Stew (Oxtail Kare Kare)


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About this recipe: This is traditional Filipino dish is always the best for fiestas and holidays. Serve over hot cooked rice.


Serves: 6 

  • 3/4 kilo beef oxtail, cut into pieces
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 large eggplant, cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 1/2 head bok choy, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 kilo fresh green beans, trimmed and snapped into 5 cm pieces
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter, or as needed to thicken sauce

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:2hr20min  ›  Ready in:2hr35min 

  1. Fill a large saucepan with water, and drop in the oxtail pieces, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 2 hours over medium-low heat, skimming the foam occasionally, until the oxtail meat is very tender and the broth is reduced to 3 cups.
  2. Stir in the eggplant, bok choy, and green beans, and simmer for about 20 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Just before serving, place the peanut butter in a small bowl and thin with 1 or 2 tablespoons of broth. Stir until smooth and add to the stew.

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