You will see this dish more often during special ocassions.
Beef Caldereta is a yummy and mouth watering dish that you will crave for more once you tasted it.This is a classic filipino dish that you can cook with different filipino version. You can cooked it with pork, goat, beef or chicken and stewed in tomatoes.
I am going to share with you a Caldereta recipe using beef. Spicy but Goodie!
1 kilo beef (cut into cubes )
1 cup vegetable oil
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tsp. chili flakes
3 1/2 cup water
1 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup liver spread
4 bay leaf
2 cup potatoes (quartered)
2 cup carrots, sliced
2 cup green olives
1 medium red bell pepper, sliced
1 medium green bell pepper, sliced
salt and pepper, to taste
Heat oil in a large pan, then fry the potatoes and carrots until the color turn light brown. Set Aside.
Add beef to the pan; stir-fry for a few minutes until lightly brown. Remove and set aside.
Then add beef to the pan to stir fry until light brown. Remove and set aside.
Using the same pan, saute garlic and onions until translucent and then add chili flakes.
Then put back the beef with the accumulated juces to the pan. Stir fry for few minutes.
Then add water, tomato sauce, liver spread and bay leaf, Stir and mix well.
Let it boil and simmer for about an hour or until meat is tender.
You can then add potatoes, carrots and green olives, let it simmer for another 5 to 6 minutes. Put salt and pepper to taste.
Finally add bell peppers and cook for bout 2 to 3 minutes
Serve Hot with Rice or Bread, Enjoy Your Meal!