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5 from 2 votes

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.