Ok, so I’ve been a bit lazy and I know I was supposed to give the recipe for Niligang Baka, but I haven’t uploaded the pictures yet because as I just wrote earlier…. I’ve been lazy. So instead, here are pictures of this filipino stew called Kare Kare (peanut butter oxtail soup). Yes, it sounds a bit wierd, but like all dishes I post, it tastes AMAZING!! (unless you don’t like peanut butter). So oxtail tastes just like a fatty beef. The fat on the oxtail obviously adds flavor to the stew. I also add chunks of regular beef as well.


  • Oxtail
  • Beef stew chunks
  • Okra 
  • Long Bean
  • Japanese Eggplant
  • Baby Bok Choy
  • 1 whole onion (peeled uncut)
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic (peeled smashed)
  • Peppercorns
  • Patis
  • Salt
  • Bay leafs (about 2-3)

Ok, so you add the Oxtail and beef chunks into a large pot. Add some olive oil, salt, pepper and smashed garlic. I hope I don’t have to tell you to turn on the stove, but just in case…. turn on the stove to about Med- Med/Hi. Stir beef until a little brown. Then add water until about 2 inches higher than the tops of the meat. Now, add that whole pealed onion. This will add flavor to the broth but you won’t have to eat the onion. I love onions but I prefer this dish without the texture of the onion. Boil for about 1/2. Remove onion when soft. Now add, about 1/3 to 1/2 a cup of Patis, add peppercorns (about a little less than a hand full) and the bay leafs. Boil for about another 45 min to an hour. When the meat is super tender you get out your jar of peanut butter and add about 1/2 the jar. Keep stirring until all the peanut butter is completely mixed in. You should probably stir for about 5 min. Turn the heat down to low and let simmer for about 5 min. Finally add your chopped eggplant, long bean, baby bok choy and okra. I like to keep the okra whole instead of cutting because it can get a bit slimy (unless you like that kind of texture… wink) =)  When you add the vegetable stir it around so it get’s smothered in the peanut butter sauce, turn off the stove, cover and let sit in the heat of the stew for about 5-10 minutes. Serve over rice and BAM! 

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