Pata Kare-Kare Recipe (Party)

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Preparation Time

5 mins.

Cooking Time

1 hr. and 15 mins.

Serving Size



  • 3 3/5 kg pork, pata front, cut up
  • 6 Tbsp garlic, crushed
  • 6 Tbsp patis
  • 9 cup water
  • 2 cup eggplant, sliced
  • 2 cup puso ng saging/banana heart, trimmed and sliced
  • 3 cup sitaw/yardlong beans, cut into 3-inch long pieces
  • 4 cup pechay Tagalog
  • 3/4 cup bagoong alamang


1. Rub pata with garlic and patis. Boil in enough water for 45 minutes. Drain, discard the broth.
2. Add 9 cups water to the pata. Bring to a boil then simmer for 30 minutes or until meat is tender.
3. When the meat is tender, transfer into a bowl. Retain only 4 1/2 cups broth in pan. Add DEL MONTE Quick 'n Easy Kare-Kare Mix and vegetables except pechay. Simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Add pechay. Simmer for 3 minutes then add back to the meat. Serve with sautéed bagoong alamang.

Lusog Notes

This Pata Kare-Kare recipe is high in protein which is essential in growth and development, and in vitamin B1 which plays a role in muscle contraction.

Chef's Tip

Discard the water from the first boiling. This gets rid of any odors or impurities that the pata might have.

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