Caldereta (Filipino Beef Stew)


A Filipino beef stew traditionally cooked with goat, but it's usually not available in most markets. You can get creative with this dish such as adding garbanzo beans, peas, and raisins. Optional: add 4 ounces of liver pate in place of tomato paste. Serve hot over a bed of rice.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
6 servings


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 ½ pounds cubed beef stew meat

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 3 cups water

  • ½ cup unsweetened pineapple juice

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 (14 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • ¼ cup tomato paste

  • 2 red potatoes, diced

  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced

  • 1 large carrot, sliced diagonally

  • ½ pound miniature cocktail sausages

  • 1 (8 ounce) can pineapple chunks, undrained

  • 1 (6 ounce) can medium pitted ripe olives, drained

  • 3 large bay leaves

  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco®) (Optional)


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Sprinkle beef with salt and black pepper and brown in the hot oil with garlic, about 10 minutes. Pour in water, pineapple juice, onion, tomato sauce, and tomato paste. Bring to a boil, turn heat to low, and simmer until beef is almost tender, 35 to 45 minutes.

  2. Stir potatoes, red bell pepper, carrot, mini sausages, pineapple chunks with their juice, olives, and bay leaves into the stew. Bring back to a boil and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 20 more minutes. Season with hot pepper sauce, salt, and black pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

518 Calories
36g Fat
25g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 518
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 1168mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 45mg 226%
Calcium 80mg 6%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 897mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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