KARI-KARE (Meat and Vegetable Stew in Peanut Sauce)

KARI-KARE (Meat and Vegetable Stew in Peanut Sauce) created by Jamieson A.

Ready In:
2hrs 15mins


  • 2 12 lbs pork hocks or 2 1/2 lbs oxtails, cut into 2" lengths
  • 12 lb stewing beef, to make a meatier dish (optional)
  • 1 12 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 12 cup achute water (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons toasted powdered rice (optional) or 2 tablespoons toasted mochiko sweet rice flour (optional)
  • 12 lb green beans
  • 1 medium eggplant, cut into 8 pieces


  • Place hocks or oxtail pieces in a large pot.
  • Add enough water to cover.
  • Bring to boil, lower heat and simmer for 1-1/2 hours or until tender.
  • If using achute water, soak 1 tablespoon of achute seeds in water for 30 minutes.
  • Squeeze seeds between your thumb and finger tips until the water turns red.
  • Strain and set red water aside.
  • OR Heat 2 tablespoons oil, saute achute seeds in oil until oil turns red, discard seeds.
  • Use oil for sauteing rest of ingredients.
  • Heat oil in a skillet and saute garlic and onions.
  • Add cooked meat and 2 cups of the broth.
  • (Save the rest of the broth for other uses.) Add salt and achute water.
  • Simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Stir in peanut butter and toasted rice powder, bring back to simmer cook, stirring for 5 minutes.
  • Add green beans and eggplant.
  • Cook 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Correct the seasonings.
  • Serve with hot rice and bagoong, plain or sauteed.
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  1. Michael A.
    I see greens (maybe bak Choi, possibly celery in the picture but not the ingredients, please advise
  2. Winnie C.
    how to cook kari kari
  3. Jamieson A.
    KARI-KARE (Meat and Vegetable Stew in Peanut Sauce) Created by Jamieson A.
  4. Jamieson A.
    I'm gonna make this dish this evening - I've tried several recipes, looking fwd to trying this one!
  5. Vance A.
    if you have a multi-cooker or slow cooker or pressure cooker, you can use it to cook the meat and save on gas! i used pork and beef tripe, put the meat in water and slow cooked for 5 hours. followed the rest of the recipe as instructed. did not add rice powder. Instead, i just let the broth reduce as i add more ingredients to it.

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