How to make Beef Kaldereta?

Beef Kaldereta is a main stay in any Filipino Kitchen. It is a type of beef stew cooked with tomato sauce and liver spread. Ingredients such as potato, carrots, bell peppers, and olives are also utilized when cooking this dish.

PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOK TIME: 1 hour
TOTAL TIME: 1 hour 10 minutes
SERVINGS: 6 people

✓2 lbs beef cubed
✓3 pieces garlic cloves crushed and chopped
✓1 piece onion finely chopped
✓2 cups beef broth
✓1 piece red bell pepper sliced
✓1 piece green bell pepper sliced
✓1 cup tomato sauce
✓½ cup liver spread processed using blender
✓1 teaspoon chili flakes
✓3 pieces dried bay leaves
✓2 cups potatoes sliced
✓2 cups carrots sliced
✓1/4 cup cooking oil
✓⅔ cup green olives
✓salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat the cooking oil in the cooking pot or pressure cooker.
  2. Sauté the onion and garlic.
  3. Add the beef. Cook for 5 minutes or until the color turns light brown.
  4. Add the dried bay leaves and crushed pepper. Stir.
  5. Add the liver spread. Stir.
  6. Pour-in the tomato sauce and beef broth.
  7. Cook the beef until it becomes tender (about 30 mins if using a pressure cooker, or 1 to 2 hours if using an ordinary pot).
  8. Add potato and carrots. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes.
  9. Put the green olives and bell peppers in the cooking pot. Stir and continue to cook for 5 minutes more.
  10. Add salt and pepper to taste
  11. Serve Hot. Enjoy!