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Recipe: Tasty Beef Kare-Kare

Beef Kare-Kare – This recipe is perfect for when you have no idea what to cook. You can cook Beef Kare-Kare using 14 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you achieve it.

Ingredients of Beef Kare-Kare

  1. You need 1 of kilo beef cut into cubes.
  2. Prepare 100 g of Bok Choy (Chinese cabbage) cut.
  3. It’s 100 g of yardlong beans cut into 2 inch long.
  4. It’s 4 of eggplants sliced/cut.
  5. You need 3 cups of water.
  6. You need 1 cup of ground peanuts or 5 tablespoons creamy peanut butter.
  7. It’s 1 tablespoon of fish sauce.
  8. It’s 1 tablespoon of cornstarch dissolved in 3 tablespoons warm water.
  9. It’s 1 of medium sized onion diced.
  10. It’s 5 cloves of garlic minced.
  11. Prepare to taste of Salt and pepper.
  12. It’s of Cooking oil.
  13. You need of Shrimp paste/bagoong.
  14. Prepare of Optional: 3 tbs annatto seeds soaked in a cup of water for colour.

Beef Kare-Kare Step By Step

  1. Saute garlic and onion in oil until garlic is light golden brown and onion is translucent. Set aside.
  2. Using the same pan earlier, cook beef for about 30-45 minutes or until tender. Push beef to the side of the pan and add sliced eggplants. Fry for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add cooked garlic and onion, pour in 3 cups water (if using annatto seeds, replace 1 cup of water used to doak seeds in) and dissolved cornstarch and bring to a boil. Add ground peanuts/peanut butter, fish sauce, salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for about 10-15 minutes until sauce thickens.
  4. Add yardlong beans and bok choy/pechay and simmer for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Note: Some prefer to blanch their veggies in hot water to cook separately from the meat and sauce to retain crispiness of vegetables.
  5. Serve over steamed rice and a little bit of bagoong/shrimp paste on the side.