Filipino Beef Stew (Caldereta)

Filipino Beef Stew (Caldereta)

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This is a standard comforting beef stew served in Filipino families, sometimes for special occasions.


Serves: 10 

  • 1kg casserole beef, cut into 4cm pieces
  • 2 cups (500ml) water
  • 2 beef stock cubes
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 2 medium potatoes, quartered
  • 1 red capsicum, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 125g peas
  • 1 small can liver spread
  • vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour10min  ›  Ready in:1hour40min 

  1. Boil beef in water with beef stock cubes until tender, 45-60 minutes. Set aside 125ml of stock for the liver mixture.
  2. In a large pot (about 6-8 litres), saute onion and garlic in 2 tbsp olive oil. Add paprika, salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add tomatoes, boil 5 minutes. Add beef including broth. Cook another 5 minutes.
  4. Fry potatoes in a frying pan with remaining olive oil. Then add to the mixture. Add red capsicum, carrots and peas. Cook 5 minutes.
  5. Prepare liver mixture by mixing liver spread with vinegar, 125ml stock and sugar.
  6. Add liver mixture to the pot. Mix and continue cooking for another 5 minutes. Serve hot with rice.

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