Pork Kaldereta Recipe is one of the Philippines’ best dishes, especially in the northern part of the country.
The word Caldereta or Kaldereta is derived from the Spanish word caldera which means cauldron or meat stew in a pot.
It is said to be similar to the Iberian Peninsula dishes called meat stews and was only brought to the Philippines by the Spanish when they colonized the country.
Kaldereta has different variations. Originally, this has the main ingredient of goat meat, but since Filipinos adapted the dish, they made a few modifications to it.
It can be made of beef, chicken or, the most favorite, Pork Kaldereta. It can be served in an ordinary meal or during special occasions such as birthdays, weddings, and festivals.
This has three main ingredients: pork, tomato, and liver spread. This is different from others since the garlic, onions, and tomato are sautéed in margarine or butter.
Hence, this further enhances the dish’s taste. Peanut butter and tomato sauce are being added as well for additional flavoring and aroma.
The dish can be spicy or sweet depending on your preference. So, to make your own Pork Kaldereta, read this recipe, prepare the ingredients, and get ready for some kitchen action.
Pork Kaldereta Recipe
- 500 g pork
- 2 medium potatoes
- 2 medium carrots
- 1 large onion
- 1 small green bell pepper
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 pc red chili
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ½ cup tomato sauce
- ½ cup soy sauce
- 2 1/12 cups water
- Heat the cooking oil in a large pan.
- Sauté the garlic, onion and pork.
- Add in the soy sauce.
- Add the pepper then stir.
- Pour the tomato sauce and stir.
- Pour the water and simmer until the pork is tender.
- Put the tomatoes and carrots simmer until the vegetables are soft.
- Add in the peanut butter and stir.
- Now add the green pepper.
- Add the chilis.