"Filipino food is a fusion of different flavours which evolves through various influences like Spanish, American, Chinese and other Asian countries. As we adapted and concocted these dishes it has created diverse flavours that are uniquely Filipino seasoned and spiced by our rich culture".

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Spicy Beef Caldereta

Spicy Beef Caldereta

If my family would have a list for beef dishes they'd want to have, Beef Caldereta wouldn't miss a spot. It's a favorite - with or without occasion. And this is also one of pinoy's favorite "pulutan" with beer . My Dad used to cook it over charcoal for several hours until the meat gets sooooo tender. And it gives a much flavorful taste than that of being cooked in a gas range oven.
Well, now I'm reminded to buy a charcoal oven so I could cook some dishes the traditional way :) never mind scrubbing the blackened and stained pot afterwards.
And just like other Filipino dishes, this one tastes even more delish as leftover. So I'm keeping some in the fridge for tomorrow.

  • 1 kilo beef chunks
  • 1/4 cup liver spread
  • 250g tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup green olives (the salty and sour taste of green olives gives a very nice flavor for this dish)
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese
  • 1 big  red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 3 medium sized potatoes, peeled and sliced (yeah!we love potatoes, so we're putting much)
  • 1 carrot, peeled and sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • water, about 1/2 liter or more as needed
  • hot sauce (optional)

  • In a pot, heat oil. Fry potatoes until light brown. Set aside.
  • In the same pot, saute onions and garlic and half of the red bell pepper (we want it nicely roasted). Add beef chunks. Let brown.
  • Add enough water to cook beef for about 2 hours or more, or until tender over low heat. 
  • Then add tomato sauce and liver spread.Add olives, carrots, potatoes, bell pepper, bay leaves. Add cheese. Season with salt, pepper and paprika.
  • Simmer for another 20 minutes or until sauce thickened. Add 1 tbsp hot sauce for a little kick. Remove bay leaves.
  • Serve with rice.
  • Makes about 10-12 servings.
  • Enjoy!
Spicy Beef  Caldereta

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Iska said...

When I was a kid, I love kaldereta but couldn't take it when spicy. Now I just can't get enough of spicy kaldereta. That is so yum!

L. Harpster said...

One of my favorite.. Yum, yum!

Visiting from FTF- hope you can stop by:)


Tito Eric said...

Am still a bit cautious with spicy dishes; still acquiring the taste ... hehehe! But I can probably enjoy this but with lots of rice and a pitcher of iced cold water.

maiylah said...

oh yummm...i have been looking for spicy beef caldereta recipe..will try yours. bookmarked!

thanks so much for sharing and linking over at Food Friday! :)

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kate said...

First time that im gonna cook this kind of dish... Since my fiancee really love beef i hope he will gonna like it than food from outside..

Unknown said...

Amazing Super Yummy !!!

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