Beef Kaldereta

Beef Kaldereta

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Kaldereta or caldereta, is a Filipino delicacy of Spanish adaptation that derives its name from the Spanish word caldera, which translates to cauldron in English. The adoption of calderata in to the Filipino cuisine was as a result of the 300 year old Spanish rule of the Philippines. This dish is especially popular on the Island of Luzon and is served during parties, festivals and other such occasions and events. Originally, the dish was prepared using goat meat, tomato paste and liver spread, but as people got more creative in their cooking, the dish changed. Today, different cooks use different meats in the preparation of caldereta. Therefore Beef kaldereta is a type of caldereta where beef meat is used.

Beef kaldereta is prepared by simmering pieces of beef until they are tender. Other common ingredients used in the preparation of this dish include tomatoes, liver, spices, olives, and bell peppers. This type of kaldereta is popular in the Philippines and is normally served as a main course. Preparing this dish can be challenging due to the toughness of the beef; however, it is possible to overcome the challenge by selecting the right beef pieces for stewing. These include sirloin, tenderloin, and eye of round as well as chuck roast. There are various methods of preparing kaldereta, with each home or region having its own method of preparation that is unique to it. Care and patience should be exercised when preparing this delicacy due to its somewhat complex preparation methods.

Beef Kaldereta
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Ingredients
  1. 2 lbs beef, cubed
  2. 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  3. 1 medium size onion, chopped
  4. 1 14.5 oz beef broth
  5. 1 small red bell pepper, sliced
  6. 1 small green bell pepper, sliced
  7. 1 cup tomato sauce
  8. 1 9 oz can liver spread
  9. 1 tsp. crushed chili
  10. 3 pcs bay leaves
  11. 3 medium size potatoes, sliced
  12. 3 medium size carrots, sliced
  13. 1/2 cup cooking oil
  14. 1/3 cup green olives
  15. 1 6 oz pineapple juice
  16. ½ cup grated cheese
  17. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat cooking oil in a large pan
  2. Add potatoes and carrots and fry until brown. Set aside.
  3. Saute garlic and onion in the same pan
  4. Add beef and cook for 10 minutes or until brown
  5. Stir in bay leaves and crushed chili
  6. Add liver spread
  7. Add tomato sauce, pineapple juice, and beef broth
  8. Add red and green bell peppers and cook for 5 minutes
  9. Add in potato and carrots and cook for 2 minutes
  10. Add grated cheese and salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Serve warm
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