Classic Caldereta Recipe

Loved by everybody, this classic recipe is definitely a must-try!

Categories Main Dish, Beef, Del Monte Tomato Sauce
Preparation Time15 min.
Cooking Time2 hrs. and 52 mins.
Number of Servings 6


    • 900 g beef, shortribs, cut into serving portions
    • 2 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
    • 1/8 cup garlic, crushed
    • 1/4 Tbsp peppercorn, black, crushed
    • 1/8 cup soy sauce
    • 2 1/2 Tbsp DEL MONTE Red Cane Vinegar (490ml)
    • 2 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
    • 1/3 cup onion, sliced
    • 1 pc siling labuyo, sliced
    • 2 1/2 Tbsp liver spread
    • 1 pouch DEL MONTE Original Style Tomato Sauce (250g)
    • 1 1/4 cup water
    • 1 pc bay leaf/laurel leaf
    • 1 cup potato, cut into chunks
    • 1/3 cup green olives, pitted
    • 1 pc whole pickle, sliced crosswise
    • 1/2 cup bell pepper, red, cut into strips
    • 1/2 cup bell pepper, green, cut into strips
    • 3/4 cup green peas, frozen
    • 1/4 cup cheese, grated

Cooking Tools Needed

Cooking Skills Needed

    • Marinating
    • Stirring


1. Marinate beef for 1 hour in the refrigerator. Drain and reserve marinade. Brown meat pieces in olive oil. Set aside meat. Discard excess oil.
2. In the same pan, sauté garlic from marinade, then add onion. Sauté for 1 minute.
3. Add beef, sili, and liver spread, then sauté for 3 minutes.
4. Add remaining marinade, DEL MONTE Original Style Tomato Sauce, laurel, and water. Cover and simmer over low heat for 1 hour or until beef is almost tender, stirring occasionally, adding more water if needed.
5. Add potatoes, olives, pickles, and bell peppers. Simmer for 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Add frozen peas and cheese. Allow to simmer. Serve.

Lusog Notes

This Classic Caldereta dish is rich in vitamin A that helps maintain healthy skin and normal vision and also plays a role in immunity. It is also high in protein, which helps in the regulation and maintenance of the body's fluid balance.

Chef's Tip

The vinegar in the marinade helps break down the proteins in the meat which helps to tenderize it.


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