Beef Kaldereta

Prep Time   10 minutes

Cook Time  1 hour

Total Time   1 hour 10 min

Yield             6 servings


• 2 lbs beef, cubed

• 3 garlic cloves, crushed and


• 1 onion, finely chopped

• 4 cups water

• 1 cup red bell pepper, cut into strips

• 1 cup tomato sauce

• ½ cup liver spread or liver paste      (processed using blender)

• 1 tsp. crushed chili

• 3 large bay leaves

• 2 cups potatoes, sliced

• 2 cups carrots, sliced

• 1 cup cooking oil

• ⅔ cup green olives

• salt and pepper to taste


Heat the cooking oil in the pan and fry the carrots and potatoes until color turns light brown. Remove the fried carrots and potatoes from the pan and set aside

In the same pan where the vegetables were fried, sauté the garlic and onions. Add the beef and simmer for 5 minutes

Add water and let the beef boil until tender (about 30 mins if using pressure cooker or 1 to 2 hours if using an ordinary pot). Note: I have been using my trusted pressure cooker for 5 years now and I haven’t had any problem. It is not the expensive brand, but it works wonders for me.

Add the tomato sauce and liver spread and simmer for 10 minutes

Add green olives, carrots, bay leaves, bell pepper,crushed chili,and potatoes and simmer for 5 to 8 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste

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