Beef Caldereta Recipe

A Pinoy favorite done the sauce-sarap way.

Categories Main Dish, Beef, Del Monte Tomato Sauce
Preparation Time10 min.
Cooking Time3 hrs. and 30 mins.
Number of Servings 5


    • 2 Tbsp oil
    • 2 1/2 Tbsp garlic, crushed
    • 1/3 cup onion, red, sliced
    • 650 g beef, shortribs, cut up
    • 1/3 cup liver spread
    • 2 1/2 cups water
    • 1 pouch DEL MONTE Original Style Tomato Sauce (250g)
    • 1 cup potato, cut into chunks
    • 1 1/4 pcs bay leaf/laurel leaf
    • 3/4 tsp salt
    • 1/4 tsp pepper, black
    • 1/2 Tbsp siling labuyo, sliced
    • 2/3 cup green peas, cooked or frozen
    • 1/3 cup bell pepper, red, cut into strips
    • 1/3 cup bell pepper, green, cut into strips
    • 1/4 cup cheese, grated

Cooking Tools Needed

    • Chopping Board
    • Measuring Cups
    • Measuring Spoon
    • Pot

Cooking Skills Needed

    • Sautéing
    • Simmering
    • Slicing


  1. Sauté garlic, onion, and beef until beef turns light brown. Add liver spread and water. Bring to a boil then simmer for 2-3 hours or until beef is tender. 
  2. Add DEL MONTE Original Style Tomato Sauce, potato, laurel leaf, salt, pepper, and siling labuyo. Bring to a boil and turn down heat to simmer. Cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Add green peas, bell peppers, and cheese. Bring to a boil then simmer for 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

Lusog Notes

Vitamin A is important for normal vision and healthy skin as well as for protection from infections. This Caldereta recipe is high in in vitamin A. It is also a source of protein that supports growth and development.

Chef's Tip

Slow cooking this dish not only allows to tenderize the meat but also allows all the flavor to come together.


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