BEEF CALDERETA RECIPE

KALDERETANG BAKA RECIPE - (BEEF CALDERETA)

A regular item on every Filipino kitchen as well as in Filipino feasts and gatherings. Beef Caldereta or kalderetang baka is a famous and well-loved savory dish with a kick of spice.

Cook a mouth-watering Beef Caldereta dish that will surely delight your family, friends and guests. Start by stewing the beef, sauteing the vegetables and beef, then adding the sauce and seasonings.

 

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HOW TO COOK SPICY BEEF CALDERETA RECIPE - Pinoy Kalderetang Baka

     Let’s start by boiling the beef to make it tender. In a casserole, put in beef, 3 cups water, and crushed garlic. Add salt to taste. Bring to a boil. Occasionally stir while boiling until the meat is tender. Once the meat is tender, remove from pot and set aside.

     Now let’s, heat a pan and drizzle with cooking oil. Sauté potatoes and then add in carrots. Once cooked, remove from pan and set aside. Sauté green and red bell peppers for a minute. Remove from pan and set aside.

     Still in the same pan, sauté onions then add chopped garlic. Add the beef and sear for 1 to 2 minutes. Get the pot where you boiled the beef and pour in 1 ½ cups water. Gently shake the pot so that the flavor from the boiling pot will mix with the water. Pour the water into the pan. Add beef cube and mix thoroughly. Add 1 ½ cup water and bring into a boil. Add soy sauce and bay leaves. Simmer for 2 minutes. Add liver spread and stir. Add sugar and cheese. Continue to boil and stir until the cheese melts in the sauce.

     Then, add the sautéed potatoes, carrots and bell peppers. Stir and boil for another minute. Add in chili flakes and stir. Plate, serve and enjoy.

Can we add up green peas?

Yes, you may add them. In case you add green peas, we recommend that you use the frozen green peas found in the market than the one that is canned.

Where can we find chili-flakes?

Usually, they are found in groceries, but you can also buy them in the dry section of some public markets nowadays.

What can we use as chili-flakes substitute?

You can use chili powder or hot chili peppers (siling labuyo). You may chop 1 to 2 pieces of siling labuyo for the spice.

Tips on Cooking this recipe

  • Lean beef cuts such as the brisket, round top roast and steak, round steak, shank cross cut, chuck shoulder pot roast, sirloin tip center roast and steak, chuck shoulder steak and bottom round steak are best to use for cooking Caldereta.
  • For a much healthier option, you could use the extra lean part of the beef which is the eye round roast and steak cut of the beef.
  • Give the beef a nice sear to get a nice flavor.
  • In cutting the beef, make sure to remove as much gristle as possible for they are hard to chew when cooked.

Level: Medium

Yield: 6 serving

Cooking time: 50 minutes

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Kalderetang Baka (BEEF CALDERETA) RECIPE

A regular item on every Filipino kitchen as well as in Filipino feasts and gatherings. Beef Caldereta is a famous and well-loved savory dish with a kick of spice.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 502kcal
Cost: $7

Ingredients

  • 600 grams Beef cubed
  • 1 pack tomato sauce 250g
  • 6 cups water
  • 80 grams cheese grated
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 pc onion sliced
  • 1 pc green bell pepper sliced
  • 1 pc red bell pepper sliced
  • 2 pcs potatoes diced
  • 1 pc carrot diced
  • 1 can liver spread
  • 1/2 tbsp Peppercorn
  • salt
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 pc beef cubes
  • black pepper
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 pcs bay leaf
  • 5 tbsp cooking oil

Instructions

  • In a casserole, put in beef, 3 cups water, and crushed garlic. Add salt to taste. Bring to a boil. Occasionally stir while boiling until the meat is tender.
  • Once the meat is tender, remove from pot and set aside.
  • Heat a pan and drizzle with cooking oil. Sauté potatoes and then add in carrots. Once cooked, remove from pan and set aside.
  • Sauté green and red bell peppers for a minute. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • On the same pan, sauté onions then add chopped garlic. Add the beef and sear for 1to 2 minutes.
  • Get the pot where you boiled the beef and pour in 1 ½ cups water.  Gently shake the pot so that the flavor from the boiling pot will mix with the water. Pour the water into the pan.
  • Add beef cube and mix thoroughly. Add 1 ½ cup water and bring into a boil.
  • Add soy sauce and bay leaves. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Add liver spread and stir. Add sugar and cheese. Continue to boil and stir until the cheese melts in the sauce.
  • Add the sautéed potatoes, carrots and bell peppers. Stir and boil for another minute. Add in chili flakes. Stir.
  • Remove from heat, plate, serve and enjoy.

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Nutrition

Serving: 596g | Calories: 502kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.401g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 1363mg | Potassium: 1275mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 4502IU | Vitamin C: 71mg | Calcium: 162mg | Iron: 5mg

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