Kalderetang Baka Recipe (Beef Caldereta)

December 16, 2007
(Last Updated On: November 1, 2018)

How to cook Kalderetang Baka (Beef Caldereta)

Kalderetang Baka Recipe is one of the classic Filipino dishes served by many household in regular days or special occasions. This traditional food is cooked with tender beef, potatoes, and carrots stewed in tomato sauce. Since the dish entails a series of steps, patience is a requirement to attain the mouth-watering taste.

Every household has its own version of Kalderetang Baka Recipe. The tempting appearance and aroma entices the whole family to go over the dish.

Beef Caldereta Recipe

The meal itself is flavorful that will satisfy the taste buds and appetite. Moreover, your nutrition needs is also filled-up because of the healthy vegetables included in the dish .

Here is the easy step on how to cook this delicious Kalderetang Baka Recipe.

Kalderetang Baka  (Beef Caldereta) Ingredients:

kalderetang baka recipe


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Kalderetang Baka Recipe (Beef Caldereta)

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Beef
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4
Author: Eduardo Joven


  • 1/2 kilo Beef Brisket cut into cubes
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup red bell pepper seeded and cut into Julienne strips
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup liver spread or liver paste processed using blender
  • 1 tsp. crushed chili
  • 3 pcs bay leaves
  • 4 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 cups potatoes peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups carrots sliced
  • 1 cup Canola cooking oil
  • 2/3 cup green olives
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In large cooking pan add in the Canola Oil, heat the pan and fry the carrots and potatoes until it turns light brown.
  • Remove from the pan the fried potatoes and carrots then set aside
  • In the same pan, sauté the garlic and onions
  • Next add the beef and saute for 5 minutes
  • Add water and let the beef boil until tender about 2 hours (for shorter time in cooking use pressure cooker to soften the beef for only 30mins)
  • Once the beef is already tender add the tomato sauce and liver spread then simmer for 10 minutes
  • Add green bell pepper,crushed chili, olives, carrots, bay leaves and potatoes then simmer for another 8 minutes
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve hot with rice.


kalderetang baka recipe

Kalderetang Baka Recipe (Beef Caldereta) is one of the classic and delicious Filipino dish served on special occasions.




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  • bibian

    August 18, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    thanks …yummy

  • Budji

    June 29, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Thanks for this great recipe. We’re cooking the recipe for lunch in celebration of the new Philippine President/VP inauguration. Simple yet its fiesta… ha ha Salamat uli.

  • maetaurus

    March 6, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    oo nga,, sa pic palang yummy na.. i will try this..thanks

  • lala

    February 10, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    what if i dont have tomato sauce…. can i use tomato paste instead

  • leann

    February 5, 2010 at 10:36 am

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    February 1, 2010 at 5:33 am

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  • aliana

    December 1, 2009 at 7:42 am

    sarap!!!sinunod q payo nyo perpect

  • docjun

    November 23, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    just about to try it, i will try to do a twist with this recipe and keep you guys posted.

  • Angelin_Jolie

    November 11, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    If you don’t have liver spread or ground liver, is it ok?
    I’ll try to cook this recipe without liver. Let’s see what’ll happen!

    Angelina Jolie

  • ilo ramos

    August 24, 2009 at 12:07 am

    i tried ur recipe and it tastes really good….my son loves it…he’s a beef lover thats why im trying to learn a lot lot more beef recipes…

  • janet

    August 19, 2009 at 7:17 am

    ive already try this,i used slow cooker for this recipe…it was very nice and delicious my hubby love it.thanks for this great recipe

  • faye morales

    June 23, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    thanks for the delicious kaldereta recipee. it help me a lot!

  • menchi

    June 20, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    thanks lot… this help me learn to cook, meals i love to eat…

  • khai

    January 28, 2009 at 2:25 am

    sa amin ang kaldareta nilalagyan ng gata at siling labuyo.. yummy!

  • Dodo alaban

    January 25, 2009 at 4:44 am

    wow ang sarap sa Beef Kaldereta

  • jingleorcullo

    August 27, 2008 at 7:06 am

    good day! thanks for the info its really my favorite dish..you help me finds my viand…hoping that you send through my email of some filipino recipes.good luck more power..

  • karu

    June 24, 2008 at 7:25 am

    It’s very good! thanks for this recipe, it helped me alot 😀

  • miles

    June 19, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    thanks for this recipe.now i can make it anytime


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    April 21, 2008 at 1:41 am

    hello there

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