Beef Kaldereta

Beef Kaldereta is a Filipino Beef Stew that is served during parties and holidays. This dish is cooked in a tomato based sauce with vegetables such as carrot, potato, and bell pepper. The addition of liver spread or lmakes this dish stand out. 


  • 2 pounds beef chuck sliced into cubes
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 small green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 large potato, sliced into cubes
  • 1 beef cube
  • 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
  • 5 tablespoons liver spread
  • 6 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat a pan or wok and then pour 3 tablespoons cooking oil. Stir fry the bell peppers for 3 minutes. Remove the bell peppers and put in a plate. Set aside.
  2. Using the oil in the pan (add more if necessary), pan fry the carrots and potato for 5 minutes. Put these in a plate and then set aside.
  3. Heat the remaining 3 tablespoons of oil in a clean pot.
  4. Sauté the garlic and onion.
  5. Add beef. Cook until it turns light brown.
  6. Pour in tomato sauce and water. Let it boil.
  7. Add beef cube. Stir. Cover the pot. Continue to cook in low heat for 60 minutes or until the beef gets tender. Add more water if needed.
  8. Stir in the liver spread and then add some salt and pepper.
  9. Put pan fried potato and carrots in the pot. Stir. Add bell peppers.
  10. Cover the pot. Continue to cook for 10 minutes.
  11. Transfer to a serving plate. Serve.

Disclaimer: I am not a chef and neither am I a professional recipe developer. The recipes are taken from different sources and thought of sharing it. All images are taken by my husband.

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