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Pata Kare Kare

Pata Kare Kare is a hearty Filipino stew that makes for great comfort food! The creamy, thick peanut sauce has incredible rich, deep flavor, and the pork hock is fall-apart tender.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: kare kare recipe, pork pata kare kare
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 1498kcal
Author: Mia


  • 1 ½ kilo pork hock cut into small sizes
  • 8 cups water for boiling pork
  • 1 tbsp salt fir boiling pork
  • 4 tbsp cooking oil
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 10 gr or 2 tsp achuete powder
  • 4 - 5 tbsp peanut butter fine and creamy
  • 1 pc banana blossom sliced
  • 4 medium egg plant sliced
  • 3 bundles bok choy bottom part removed
  • 2 cups string beans cut approx. 2-3 inches long


  • Place pork hock cuts in a large bowl and add water and salt. Simmer in medium heat for an hour or until fork tender. Set aside (NOTE: Save pork broth)
  • Heat oil over medium heat in a large deep pan or skillet. When oil is hot enough, sauté onions until translucent then cook sauté garlic until fragrant.
  • Turn heat to low then add achuete powder. Cook and stir for a minute until incorporated.
  • Add creamy peanut butter then carefully mix-in until it melts and fully incorporates with the other ingredients.
  • Add pork hock then stir-in until pork pieces are fully coated with the sauce. Let it cook for 1 minute for the meat to absorb some of the sauce.
  • Pour 8-10 cups of pork broth then stir. Cover with lid and let it simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  • Tip-in heart blossom, green beans, and egg plant. Mix to incorporate then cover with lid. Simmer for 5 minutes or until vegetables are soft.
  • Add bok choy and push them down to submerge in sauce using a ladle. Cover and simmer for 2 more minutes or until bok choy are soft.
  • Remove from heat and transfer in serving dish. Serve and enjoy. Bon appetit!




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Calories: 1498kcal