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Beef Caldereta

Posted on June 26, 2012 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

I don’t cook much tomato basedviands coz it’s my hubby’s least favorite. But I want to try cooking one to break the usual soup based like tinola,sinigang and nilaga.  So I decided to trybeef caldera.  This would be my firsttry.  As I was preparing; I kept praying,“Lord, please let this be taste good!”

God is so good!  My hubby rated it with five stars (five isthe highest).


500 g Lean Beef (cut into bite size)

85 g Liverspread

90 g Tomato Sauce

½ cup Grated Cheddar Cheese

5 tbs Soy Sauce

5 tbs Vinegar

½ tsp Brown Sugar

1 pc Medium Onion (minced)

3 gloves Garlic (minced)

1 pc Carrot (diced)

1 pc Medium Potato (diced)

1 pc Medium Red Bell Pepper  (diced)

2 ½ cups Water

Salt and Pepper



  1. In a sauce pan, combine soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, onion, and garlic.
  2. Add beef and mix thoroughly. Marinate for an hour.
  3. Bring to boil the marinade mixture with constant stirring.
  4. Add water and bring to boil.
  5. Simmer beef under low fire for about an hour or until tender. 
  6. Add small amount of water when beef tends to dry up.
  7. In a wok, stir fry carrot and potato under medium fire then add liverspread.
  8. Add beef together with its sauce. Stir.
  9. Add tomato sauce.  Stir and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  10. Remove from fire and add cheese & bell pepper. Stir.
  11. Serve while hot.


Makes 3-5 servings.


Tip:  You may use pressure cooker to shorten the cooking time of the beef.  Please refer to your pressure cooker cooking guide.