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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Beef Calereta

A soon to be Mom and a friend, Michelle of My Small World requested a recipe for Beef Caldereta that is why I am posting this recipe. She loves to cook and I am sure her craving for it will be satisfied. So, here it is dear, Michelle :-). Enjoy the meal with your hubby and the baby inside!

1 kilo of stewing beef (batok, brisket, short ribs or boneless shanks)
1/4 kilo of white onions, finely chopped
1/4 kilo of tomatoes, finely chopped
1/3 c. of finely minced garlic
4 bell peppers (2 finely chopped; 2 cut in wedges for garnish)

1/2 c. of tomato paste
1 bay leaf
salt to taste
4 tbsps. of olive oil
1/4 k. of chicken livers
4-5 potatoes
12 green olives (stoned or pitted)
3/4 c. of frozen sweet peas
2-3 red hot chili peppers
chopped parsley for garnish
cooking oil for frying the potatoes

Cut the beef into 2″ chunks.
Heat the olive oil in a heavy sauce pan or casserole. Over high heat, brown the beef chunks, in batches if necessary. Add the garlic, onions, tomatoes, bay leaf, chili peppers and chopped bell peppers. Cook until the vegetables are soft. Season with salt. Add the tomato paste. Pour in about 2-3 cups of water, stir well and bring to a boil. Lower the heat, cover and simmer for two hours or until the meat is fork tender. Stir occasionally during cooking. If the sauce becomes too dry before the meat is cooked, add more water, about half a cup at a time.

While the beef simmers, prepare the potatoes. Wash, peel and cut them into cubes. Heat about 2 c. of cooking oil in a skillet. When smoking, add the potato and cook until golden. Drain on paper towels.

Boil the chicken livers with a little water. When cooked, mash with a fork or pass through the blender or food processor. Adding a little liquid will make the process easier.

When the beef is cooked, add the fried potatoes, peas, olives, wedges of bell pepper and mashed liver. Simmer for 5 minutes. Adjust the seasonings. Add the chopped parsley and simmer for another minute.
Serve hot with steamed rice. Enjoy!


  1. hello TCes...hehhee...thanks for sharing the whole recipe...I made one yesterday...pero nadaghanan nako ug least lami japon...hhehhe!

  2. mao na, ako pud usahay daghan ko tubig mabutang, kay wa man ko mag measure :-)... ok ra na lamia na gihapon :-)

  3. Ang sarap naman ng beef caldereta mo,Te!!Thanks for sharing the recipe!!^_^

  4. Thanks a lot for sharing the recipe. Wa ko kabantay nga imo na diay na post ang recipe. Akong huna2 pangitaon nako ang imong gi post nga caldereta kay basin naa naka reply. hehe I'm sure hubby ang our little one in my tummy will also love this. Mag otso2 jud akong anak ani kung makatilaw. haha

  5. Michelle, just for you, dear :-) Let me know kung na try mo na ha, am sure you will love it! Take care na ha!.Kanus a man imong due date?