Beef Tripe Kare Kare. Kare Kare is one of the best seller in Filipino restaurant. When ever I and the family dine out kare kare is always on the ordered list. The best kare kare and our favorite is beef tripe with a lot of vegetables. Several months back I already made a post on kare kareng buntot ng baka. Click here to see that post. Today I am sharing a recipe of kare kare using beef tripe. On this recipe I used beef tripe bought from the supermarket, they are already pre-cleaned. If you have to buy your tripe at wet markets or meat markets I would recommend that you par-boil the tripe with crushed ginger for 10 to 15 minutes to rid off the unpleasant smell. The tripe should be tender and still chewy to achieve this, the tripe should be boiled for at least 1 1/2 hours. Or cooked in a pressure cooker for at least 30 to 45 minutes. Here is the recipe of my Beef Tripe Kare Kare.
1/2 k. beef tripe, cut 1” x 2” rectangle
3 medium size eggplant, slice diagonally
1 small size banana bud, quartered and cut diagonaly
1 bundle sitaw, cut into 2″ long
1 bundle pechay
1/2 head garlic, chopped
2 large size onion, chopped
1 packet Mama Sita Kare-kare mix
ginisang bagoong alamang
In a casserole put beef tripe, add enough water to cover, bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 1 to 2 hours or until tender, add more water as necessary. Remove all scum that rises to the surface. Remove tripes from casserole let cool, set aside broth. In a sauce pan, sauté garlic and onion. Add in tripe, stir cook for 3 to 5 minutes then pour in 3-4 cups of stock and simmer for another 3 to 5 minutes. Add kare kare mix diluted in 1 cup of stock and the banana bud and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes and until sauce thickens, then add all the other vegetables. Cook for another 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetable are just cooked. Serve hot with ginisang bagoong alamang.