Beef Caldereta

Caldereta or kaldereta is a very popular filipino dish. This dish is a favorite of many Filipinos because of the richness of its sauce. I love beef caldereta than other caldereta’s. I think beef is the best meat for this dish. But if you find beef expensive or just want to use a different meat, you can also use goat meat, pork or chicken meat.

By the way, caldereta is usually served during special occasion such as fiesta, birthday and Christmas. Personally, I only cooked caldereta on regular days because I find this dish time consuming. If you have pressure cooker then you can save time but if you don’t have one then you will need to boil the meat for 1-2 hours to make it tender.

Here’s my beef caldereta recipe, let me know what you think of dish or if you have a better version then please share. I love exchanging ideas with fellow food lovers.

Beef Caldereta Recipe


  • 1 kilo beef, cubed
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Olives
  • 1 small red bell pepper
  • 1 small green bell pepper
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Green peas
  • Chili or red pepper
  • 1 Cup tomato Sauce
  • 1 Piece knorr beef cube
  • 1 Cup beef broth or water
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Liver spread
  • peppercorn
  • Cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cheese


  1. Marinate the beef in Worcestershire sauce for about 30 minutes.
  2. In a cooking pot, saute onion and garlic.
  3. Put in the beef, cook until the meat changes color.
  4. Next, pour the broth or water and beef cube. Bring to a boil.
  5. Pour in the tomato sauce, reduce heat. Simmer for about 30 minutes. Add in liver spread.
  6. Add in potatoes, cook for 5 minutes before adding the carrots. Cook for 3 minutes more then add the chili peppers.
  7. Add in bell peppers and olives. Simmer for 2 minutes. Put in the cheese. Turn off the heat and transfer to a serving dish.
  8. Serve hot with steamed rice.