How to Make Beef Caldereta
What is beef caldereta? Have you ever had beef caldereta before? Mmmh.. it’s super yummy!
Do you want my recipe aren’t you? LOL. Yes I will share it with you guys. But before that I will give a little bit of story of this caldereta that reminds me of my childhood. I remember when I was young my grandmother always cook caldereta but not beef, she always use duck because we raise our own ducks. Beef is always been expensive back home so we don’t eat a lot of it. We eat mostly pork, chicken, duck, fish and lots of vegetables. And once in a while when I visit home I requested this dish to my grandmom because I frankly miss it! Her caldereta is very tasty and she let it simmer it for atleast 4 hours!
There are a lot of versions of this beef caldereta some people use green or black olives which I think is not a very Filipino thing to do because we honestly don’t use that in our culinary especially where I come from in the Philippines. I’m from Pampanga and it’s the culinary capital of the Philippines and I’m very proud of it! 🙂 🙂 🙂 .
Alright let’s get started and here are the ingredients that you’re going to need.
- 1 1/2 lbs. beef chuck – cooked
- 3 tbps. cooking oil
- 3 garlic cloves – minced
- 1 medium onion – chopped
- 1 cup carrots
- 10 pcs. baby potatoes – (I used 3 kinds; yellow, red, and purple)
- 3-4 cups beef stocks
- 1 can tomato paste
- 2 pcs. green bell pepper
- 1 cup frozen sweet peas
- 1 pack Mama Sita’s menudo/afritada mix
- 2 pcs. bay leaf
- salt and pepper
- In a medium sauce pan, heat oil and sauté garlic and onion until golden brown.
- Add in carrots and potatoes cook for about 5 minutes.
- Then add beef and mix it all together, add beef stocks and tomato paste.
- Add in the Mama Sita’s seasonings, bay leaf, and black pepper. Mix it all together until everything incorporated
- Next, add the remaining ingredients; bell peppers and sweet peas.
- Cover and cook it for about 30-40 minutes until the sauce is thicken.
- Add salt and stir it once in a while.
- Served with steam rice and enjoy!
P.S – I used the menudo/afritada mix it’s because I’m out of the caldereta mix 🙂 and guys you can always omit that seasonings if you wish to. I’m used to using this seasonings that’s why I show it to you. 🙂
And also, I cook my beef in advance because chuck is hard meat so you have to cook it until it’s really tender. 🙂
I hope you guys like this recipe! Let me know how you like it and let me know if you have any questions! I’d love to hear from you!
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