Pork & Potatoes In Peanut Butter Sauce

Pork & Potatoes In Peanut Butter Sauce dish is creamy, sweet, and very filling. It’s like a deconstructed or should I say minimized version of Filipino dish, Kare-Kare because there’s no eggplant, long beans, Bok choy, and the fermented shrimp on the side.

If you are craving the Kare-Kare flavor but you don’t have all the other components of what makes a delicious and authentic Kare-Kare, here’s a very simplified variation.

Pork & Potatoes In Peanut Butter Sauce



  • 2 spoonfuls of creamy peanut butter (DO NOT USE JIF PEANUT BUTTER BECAUSE IT'S ON RECALL. USE OTHER BRANDS.)
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 tbsp Hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • sprinkle of garlic powder
  • sprinkle of ginger powder
  • dash of black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Sesame Oil (a little goes a long way)

Pork & Potatoes

  • 5-6 pcs Southern Pork Ribs (or any cut, slice in chunks after parboiling)
  • water for boiling
  • 2-3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 sm onion chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 medium potatoes peeled, sliced in cubes


  • Par-boil the pork untl fork tender. Take out form the water, cool down then slice in chunks. Store in the fridge until ready to cook.
  • In a bowl, mix together peanut butter, water, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, garlic powder, ginger powder, black pepper, and sesame oil. Set aside
  • Heat up oil in a wok/pan. Saute onions and garlic for 2-3 minutes. Add the parboiled pork, sliced in chunks. Stir then cover the work to cook for 10minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Uncover then add water and peanut butter sauce. Stir, cover, and cook for 15 minutes. Uncover to stir once during the process.
  • Stir in the potatoes. Cover and cook until potatoes are fork tender.
  • Stir one last time after potatoes are done.

Transfer into a serving bowl.

Serve with rice. Enjoy!

Dexie Jane

Mother of 2. She drinks coffee everyday and wine on the weekends. She devours massive amount of chocolate, pork, and sushi. She loves to dance in her living room and binge-watches KDRAMA, historical dramas, and excessive unhealthy dose of Crime/Murder mysteries/dramas/documentaries. She's also a proud Bibliophile and loves being a bargain fashionista & SHOEHOLIC!

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