This is a Filipino meat dish. The sauce has a peanut butter taste and look. It’s one of my favorites! =) I like using the Mama Sita’s sauce packages because it’s just easier (and cheaper) than buying all the separate spices to make it from scratch.
- 3 cups of oxtails (found in meat department)
- 8 cups of water
- 3-4 cloves of crushed garlic
- 1 medium-large onion, sliced
- 1 tbsp cooking oil
- 1 package of Mama Sita’s Kare kare mix
- 1 cup eggplant, cut into 1/4 inch thick
- 1 cup fresh string beans
- 1 cup bok choy, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 3-4 tbs peanut butter
- Boil oxtail in 8 cups of water in a pressure cooker . Add half the garlic and onions. Cook for approx. 20-25 minutes. Strain oxtails, reserving the broth.
- Saute remaining garlic and onion in oil in a large pot. Add eggplant, string beans and bok choy. Cook under medium heat until all veggies are cooked, approx 10 minutes. Occasionally mix vegetables to ensure throughout cooking
- Dissolve kare-kare mix with approx a cup of cooked broth. Add peanut butter and mix until completely combined.
- Add peanut mixture and cooked oxtails to veggies.
- Stir entire pot. Taste sauce and add more cooked broth if the sauce is not thin enough. Sauce should not be thin like water, but thick like tomato soup.
- Remove from heat and eat with cooked bagoong.
- You don’t have to use a pressure cooker, BUT you will need to boil the oxtails for a very long time. I’ve seen some recipes suggest boiling for over 2+ hours. My Auntie gave me a Presto 6-Quart Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker, and I love it!