Whenever there’s a family gathering or a special occasion such as a fiesta, the Filipino dining table is never without a special meat recipe, the caldereta. Do you want to serve caldereta that will make your guest come back to the table for more servings? If that’s what you want, then try our very own caldereta recipe.

  • 1 kilo beef, for stewing, cut into chunk cubes
  • ½ kilo beef liver, cut to almost the same size as the beef)
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 6 big tomatoes, quartered
  • 3 big red peppers, diced
  • 3 big green peppers, diced
  • ½ cup pitted green olives
  • 4 pieces chili pepper, minced
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • ¾ cup all purpose cream
  • ¾ cup grated cheese
  • A pinch of salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cups beef stock (or beef cubes dissolved in 2 cups hot water)
  • 1½ teaspoon cornstarch in little tap water
  1. In a casserole, saute garlic, onion, tomatoes and all the pepper.
  2. Add in the beef and the liver. Cook for a little while and take out the liver and set aside.
  3. Pour in the stock and tomato paste.
  4. Bring to a boil and lower the fire and let simmer until beef becomes tender.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Add in olives and diluted cornstarch.
  7. Grate liver and add into the mixture.
  8. Allow sauce to thicken and add in cream and grated cheese.
  9. Serve hot.

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