Sunday, March 27, 2011

Filipino Beef Caldereta Recipe (Kalderetang Baka)

Filipino Beef Caldereta Recipe (Kalderetang Baka)

Kaldereta is a popular dish in the Philippines, especially on Luzon island. The common ingredients is goat shoulders with tomato paste and liver spread.

Kaldereta is originally a goat stew made with tomato sauce, potatoes, spices, liver spread, olives, bell peppers and hot peppers. Originally adapted from the Spanish during their 200 year occupation of the Philippines.

Kaldereta is a favorite Filipino meal served during parties, festivities and other special occasions in the Philippines. It is a Spanish-influenced dish that became to be Filipinos' favorite and made their own versions. Originally, the main ingredients of this dish includes goat meat, tomato sauce, liver, pepper and cheese.

Source: Kaldereta Beef Wiki

Preparations for Beef Caldereta


1 1/2 kilo beef, cut in chunks
1 potato; quartered (fry in 3 minutes)
1 carrot; cut in 1 inch chunks (fry in 3 minutes)
4 cloves garlic; pounded
1 onion; chopped
1 can liver spread or ground liver
1 tomato; quartered
1 can tomato sauce
15 green olives (stoned or pitted)
1 tablespoon pickles
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 grated cheese
1 bell pepper; chopped
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
2 stems kinchay (celery); chopped
1/2 cup soy sauce
Cooking oil (Olive oil preferred if available)
MSG (optional)

Cooking Instructions:

In a bowl, marinate beef in soy sauce and ground black pepper for 1 hour.
In a saucepan, sauté garlic and onion. Add the marinated beef, tomato, and kitchay. Continue sauteing until all liquid has evaporated and meat starts to render fat. Add water enough to cover the beef. Boil until beef becomes tender.
Add tomato sauce and pickles. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add cheese, peanut butter, liver spread, potato, green olives, and carrots. Simmer for 5 minutes. Drop the bell pepper. Simmer for 1 minute before serving. Serve hot with rice.