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Superb Beef Caldereta Recipe

There are lots of unique Filipino dishes, but this one is a classic. This is popular on every Filipino occasion, but now, you can make it anytime you want it. Cook and enjoy!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Beef Caldereta, Beef Recipes, Best Beef Caldereta, Best Beef Caldereta Recipe, How to cook the Best Beef Caldereta
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 872kcal
Author Eat Like Pinoy
Cost $5-$20


  • 2 lbs Beef chunks
  • 1/4 cup Cooking oil
  • 2 pcs Potatoes large, peeled and cut into 2-inch cubes or bite-size
  • 2 pcs Carrots large, peeled and cut into 2-inch cubes or bite-size
  • 1 pc Onion peeled and chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic peeled and minced
  • 2 pcs Dried Bay leaves
  • 2 cups Tomato Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 2 cups Water
  • 10 pcs Thai chili peppers minced
  • 1/2 cup Green olives pitted
  • 1/2 cup Liver Spread
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 pc Green bell pepper small, seeded, cored and cut into cubes
  • 1 pc Red bell pepper small, seeded, cored and cut into cubes
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat oil in a wide pan over medium heat. Put in potatoes and carrots and cook until lightly browned.
  • Remove potatoes and carrots from pot then transfer them onto a plate with a paper towel. Set aside
  • In the same pan, remove the excess oil and leave at least 2 tbsp of the oil. Saute garlic until golden brown, then add the onion and saute until softened, Toss bay leaf and mix for a minute.
  • Add beef, stir occasionally, and cook until lightly browned.
  • Add liver spread and stir,
  • Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, water and chili peppers. Bring to a boil.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add coconut milk, stir.
  • Cover and cook for about 2 hours or until beef is tender over low heat.
  • Add potatoes, carrots and wait until tender.
  • Add cheese and cook until cheese is melted and sauce is thickened.
  • Add bell peppers and olives then wait for another 1 to 2 minutes until tender.
  • Then cover and simmer for at least 3 minutes.
  • Serve while hot. Share and enjoy!


Calories: 872kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 60g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 204mg | Sodium: 1260mg | Potassium: 1937mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 8827IU | Vitamin C: 108mg | Calcium: 240mg | Iron: 12mg