Mama Sita's Beef Kare-Kare

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“A party table in Philippines or abroad is not complete without Kare-Kare, this is one of the comfort food for oversea workers and families”

Cooking time: 2 hours
Servings: 6
Calories per serving: 170 kcal


  • Mama Sita’s Stew Base Mix (Pang Kare-Kare) – 1 pouch
  • Beef tripe (cut into 1 1/2″ cubes) – 250 g (8.82 oz.)
  • Beef brisket (cut into 1 1/2″ cubes) – 250 g (8.82 oz.)
  • Garlic (minced) – 1 tsp.
  • Onion (sliced) – 1 PC., medium-sized
  • Chinese cabbage – 100 g (3.54 oz.)
  • Green beans (cut into 2″ length) – 100 g (3.54 oz.)
  • Eggplant (sliced into 1/2″ length and pan-fried) – 100 g (3.54 oz.)
  • Cooking oil – 1 tbsp.
  • Shrimp paste for side sauce


  1. Boil the beef tripe and brisket in a large measure of water, lower the heat and simmer until the meat is very tender (at least 1 h 30 min), adding water if needed, but leaving about 1 1/2 cups broth.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, sauté the garlic and onion in oil, add the meat, stir fry.
  3. Pour-in Mama Sita’s Kare-Kare Mix dissolved in a cup of water and then add the remaining broth.
  4. Stir and simmer until sauce thickens.
  5. Add eggplant and Green beans then simmer for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the Chinese cabbage and simmer for other 2 minutes or until vegetables are cooked.

Serve hot with shrimp paste and rice.

Cooking Variation:

Pressure cook 500 g (1.10 lb.) ox tail in 3 cups (750 ml) of water for 45 min and then go ahead to cooking procedures number 2 as mentioned above.

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  1. peachy,

    It's me again! wow nasa pinas ka pla at baguio pa. huh!anyway, medyo na sad ako ng konti kasi namiss ko talaga si mma sita kai nagwork na ako sa knila for 13 yrs, b4 ako napadpad d2 sa kabilang dagat ng mundo. I wanna share this to you that lady mama sita is one person na napakabait,matulungin,maalalahanin at higit sa lahat she's a very funny person and i don't remember any dull or sad moments w/ her noong sya ay buhay pa.i love that lady as in nakalagay sya sa puso ko. kaya nman no wonder kung bakit ang babait din ng mga anak niya and lalo na si mr. Rico L… you guys!

  2. Hi peachy and davide!

    i'm just a newbie here and i was amazed sa mga cooking demo, tyou and god less you always. kaya lang bkit di mo na show ang face mo, alammo nakita na kta dati at pinanood ko young videos mo here.ty!

  3. Hi!Lam mo salamat sa website mo kc d talaga ko dati nagluluto pero natoto ako kc madali lng sundan yng mga recipe mo. Salamat!

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