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5 from 2 votes


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


  • 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


  • 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.



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