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Beef Caldereta Recipe

Cook the best traditional Beef Caldereta right at home!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 15 mins
Pressure Time (Optional)30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: Caldereta, Tomato Stew
Servings: 6
Calories: 833kcal


  • Cooking Pot
  • Pressure Cooker (Optional)


  • 1 kg beef short ribs or brisket, cut into cubes
  • 2 pcs large-sized potatoes, cut into cubes
  • 2 pcs large-sized carrots, cut into cubes
  • 1 pc small-sized red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 pc small-sized green bell pepper, sliced
  • ½ cup green olives
  • 1 pc onion, finely chopped
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped
  • 2-3 pcs dried bay/ laurel Leaves
  • 1-3 pcs bird’s eye chili (siling labuyo), sliced
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • ½ cup liver spread
  • 2 cups beef broth/ stock, or water
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • cheddar cheese, (optional)
  • 2-3 tbsp cooking oil


  • Pour-in the cooking oil in a cooking pot and apply medium heat.
  • Add-in the carrots and potatoes and cook until lightly browned. Set aside.
  • Add-in the onions and garlic and cook until softened.
  • Add-in the beef and cook, while stirring occasionally, until lightly browned.
  • Add-in the bay leaves and chilis and stir.
  • Add-in the tomato sauce and beef broth and bring to a boil. Remove the scum that floats on top.
  • Lower the heat and cook for 1 to 2 hours or until the beef is tender.
  • Add back the carrots and potatoes and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender.
  • Add-in liver spread and cheese then stir to combine. Continue to cook until the cheese is melted and the sauce is thickened.
  • Add-in the bell peppers and green olives and cook for another 2 to 4 minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Transfer to a serving plate and enjoy!


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Nutrition Facts
Beef Caldereta Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 833 Calories from Fat 617
% Daily Value*
Fat 68.6g106%
Saturated Fat 28.4g178%
Cholesterol 152mg51%
Sodium 739mg32%
Potassium 666mg19%
Carbohydrates 22.7g8%
Fiber 3.8g16%
Sugar 6.9g8%
Protein 30.5g61%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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