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beef kaldereta recipe

Beef Kaldereta Recipe

Beef Kaldereta is a delicious Filipino beef stew. It consists of beef, potato carrots, bell peppers, green olives, liver spread, tomato sauce and cheese.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: beef caldereta, beef kaldereta
Servings: 8
Calories: 504kcal
Author: Jenalyn Rose Forbes


  • cup cooking oil
  • 2 large potatoes peeled and cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1 large carrots peeled and cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 kg Beef Round or Chuck cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1 ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 85 g liver spread
  • 12 pcs green olives pitted
  • 1 small red bell pepper cut into cubes
  • 1 small green bell pepper cut into cubes
  • 1 cup cheese grated
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a wide pan over medium heat, add the cooking oil and pan-fry the potatoes and carrots until lightly brown. Drain excess oil with paper towel and set aside.
  • Reduce cooking oil to 1 ½ tbsp and sauté the garlic and onion until soft and translucent. Add the beef, stir occassionallyand cook until lightly brown.
  • Pour the tomato sauce and water. Cover with the lid and change it to low heat. Cook for 1 ½ hours or until the meat is tender. Add more water when necessary.
  • Add the tomato paste, stir until well blended. Put the bell peppers, green olives, liver spread and stir well. Season with salt and pepper. Let it cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Lastly, add the potatoes, carrots and grated cheese. Stir thoroughly and cook for another 2 minutes. The sauce will be rich and thick. Transfer into a serving bowl and serve with hot steamed rice. Enjoy!


Calories: 504kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 687mg | Potassium: 973mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2972IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 191mg | Iron: 5mg