Caldereta is a comforting beef stew popular in the Philippines. Every family has its own version. Experiment with the ingredients and try different vegetables. Best served with white rice!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 20 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine beef chuck, chorizo, garlic, vinegar, and soy sauce in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir until beef chuck is browned and liquid is reduced, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat.

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  • Heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat; cook and stir onion and green bell pepper in the hot oil until onion is translucent, 5 to 10 minutes. Add tomato sauce and simmer until liquid is slightly reduced, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Stir beef-chorizo mixture into tomato sauce mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover pot, and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes.

  • Stir potatoes, peas, salt, and pepper into stew; simmer until beef is tender and potatoes are cooked through, 20 to 30 minutes. Add water if needed.

Nutrition Facts

641 calories; protein 37.2g 75% DV; carbohydrates 27.5g 9% DV; fat 42.6g 66% DV; cholesterol 118.5mg 40% DV; sodium 2408.5mg 96% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2014
Followed the recipe and it turned out fantastic. Loads of flavor. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/25/2017
Major crucial ingredient missing from this beef stew to be called Caldereta. Caldereta is a liver sauce based stew. So either sauté and mash beef liver into this stew or add a can of liver pâté. It changes everything for the better. Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
07/25/2017
Major crucial ingredient missing from this beef stew to be called Caldereta. Caldereta is a liver sauce based stew. So either sauté and mash beef liver into this stew or add a can of liver pâté. It changes everything for the better. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2014
Followed the recipe and it turned out fantastic. Loads of flavor. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
09/04/2014
This was an easy recipe! my family loved it! Im not a fan of the tomato sauce taste so i added a beef stock cube. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2014
The Chorizo just melts into the tomato base and adds a ton of flavor. Not your traditional beef stew but it is great when you are bored of the same old stuff. I threw this on top of steamed brown rice and it was awesome...everyone enjoyed it and it made a good leftover as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2015
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Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2017
5 stars for taste. Potatoes took a long time to cook in the mixture. Will cook them separately next time and add to the finished stew. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/16/2016
Did not care for the sauce in this. Kids wouldn't eat it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2017
I love this Caldereta Filipino stew. This taste better than Irish stew because it has more flavor. Delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2017
The whole family loved this dish. Read More