Beef Kaldereta (Caldereta) is a popular Filipino dish that is served during parties and holidays. This version uses beef as the main protein and incorporates red bell peppers, carrots, potatoes and frozen peas.
Course Main Course
Prep Time 1hour
Cook Time 1hour
Total Time 2hours
Author Liza Agbanlog
1 ½lbsstewing beefcut into 1 inch cubes
2cupswater ,or more as needed
1red bell pepper,cut into strips
1small carrot,peeled and diced
1potato,peeled and diced
1teaspoonTabasco sauce or your favorite hot sauce
Grated cheddar cheese,optional
In a bowl, combine vinegar, crushed peppercorns and garlic. Stir in the beef, cover with plastic wrap and let marinate in the fridge for 1 hour.
While the beef is marinating, prepare all the vegetables needed for this dish.
After an hour, remove the beef from the marinade and let it drain for few minutes.
Using a heavy pan, brown the beef in hot oil a few pieces at a time. Transfer into a plate and set aside.
Using the same pan, sauté the onion until translucent. Return the browned beef to the pan. Add tomato sauce, bay leaf, salt, sugar and water. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, cover and simmer for 1 ½ to 2 hours or until the beef is tender, stirring constantly and adding more water as needed.
Add the red pepper, potato, carrot and hot sauce. Cover and simmer for 10 more minutes.
Add the liver paste and green peas. Stir and cook for another 5 minutes.
Transfer into a serving plate and top with grated cheese, if using.
Serve as is or with steamed rice.
Recipe adapted from the cookbook “Filipino Cooking Here & Abroad”.