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Beef Kare-Kare (Filipino Oxtail Stew) Recipe

Try our new Beef Kare-Kare (Filipino Oxtail Stew) Recipe and let us know what you think. ENJOY!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Author Kusinerong Pinoy


  • ½ kg beef tender cut from sirloin or round, cut into chunk cubes
  • 2 pcs oxtail
  • 2 pig hocks
  • 7 cups water
  • Salt and pepper pinch
  • ½ cup oil
  • 4 tbsp atsuete oil
  • 2 heads garlic minced
  • 2 medium sized onions diced
  • ½ cup bagoong alamang
  • 3 cups ground nuts 4 cups of peanut butter
  • ¼ cup ground toasted rice
  • 5 pcs eggplant sliced into rings
  • 1 banana bud cut to almost proportional to eggplant slices, blanch in boiling water
  • 1 bundle sitaw (string beans) cut to 2" long


  • In a casserole, boil oxtail, hocks, beef. Lower fire and let simmer until all meat is tender and cooked.
  • Remove all scum that rises to the surface.
  • Take out the meat, set aside, keep stock for later.
  • In another casserole, heat oil and atsuete oil and saute garlic, onion and bagoong alamang and toasted rice and nuts (if using nuts)
  • Add oxtail, hocks and beef, pour in the stock, season with salt and pepper and add peanut butter (if using peanut butter)
  • Simmer until all flavors are incorporated, then add the vegetables. Make sure vegetables is well cooked and not soggy.
  • Serve hot with bagoong with calamansi and chili pepper.