Saturday, March 24, 2012

Beef Kare kare Recipe


* 1/2 kilo beef shank
* 1 bundle of pechay or bok choy
* 1 bundle of string beans (cut into 2 inch slices)
* 2 pcs eggplants (sliced)
* 1/2 cup peanut butter
* 1/2 cup shrimp paste (bagoong)
* 1 Liter of water
* 1/2 cup annatto seeds (soaked in a cup of water)
* 1 tbsp garlic, minced
* 1 large onion, chopped
* salt and pepper to taste


* In a large pot, add water and beef shank then boil for 3 hours or until tender (35 minutes if using a pressure cooker)
* Once the meat is tender, add the peanut butter and coloring (water from the annatto seed mixture) and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes
* On a separate pan, saute the garlic then add the eggplant, and string beans and cook for 3 minutes
* Transfer the cooked vegetables to the large pot (where the rest of the ingredients are)
* Add the Pechay or  bok choy simmer for 2 minutes
* Add salt and pepper to taste
* Serve hot with shrimp paste.

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