Caldereta Recipe

A Pinoy favorite done the sauce-sarap way.


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Preparation Time

10 mins.

Cooking Time

3 hrs. & 30 mins.

Serving Size



  • 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 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


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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Cooking Skills Needed

  • Sautéing
  • Simmering
  • Slicing

Cooking Tools Needed

  • Bowls
  • Chopping Board
  • Knife
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Pot
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