Braised Short Ribs in Peanut Sauce ( Filipino Kare-Kare)
Tender boneless short ribs cooked in a peanut butter sauce. This recipe is my version of a Filipino favorite called Kare-Kare, which is usually made with ox tail.
Servings Prep Time
6Servings 15Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
1Hour 1Hour
Servings Prep Time
6Servings 15Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
1Hour 1Hour
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Place short rib pieces and beef broth in a large pot. Add 4-5 cups water, or enough to cover the meat.
  2. Bring to a boil. Turn heat down and simmer for about 45 minutes or until meat is tender.
  3. Meanwhile soak annatto seeds in hot water for at least 30 minutes. Water should turn reddish. Strain seeds out of the water. Reserve the reddish water.
  4. When meat is tender add 1 cup beef stock to the peanut butter and stir until smooth.
  5. Stir in peanut butter mixture into the pot.
  6. Add reserved annatto water. Stir well. Mixture should turn a reddish orange color.
  7. Add veggies and cook until the veggies are done. About 10 minutes depending on the veggies you use.
  8. In a large deep pan sautee minced garlic until it starts to turn brown.
  9. Pour the meat and sauce into the pan.
  10. Sautee in pan until the sauce thickens and is reduced by half.
Recipe Notes

Serve hot over steamed white rice with a side of shrimp paste. Shrimp paste can be added to the meat and sauce a little bit at a time as the food is eaten as each diner will prefer differing amounts of it, or none at all.