Caldereta (Filipino Beef and Chorizo Stew)


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!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins


  • 2 pounds beef chuck, cubed

  • 12 ounces chorizo sausage

  • ¼ cup garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup white vinegar

  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, or as needed

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 3 cups tomato sauce

  • 2 cups peeled and cubed potatoes

  • 1 cup drained canned peas

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


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

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

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

  4. 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 (per serving)

641 Calories
43g Fat
28g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 641
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 43g 55%
Saturated Fat 15g 76%
Cholesterol 119mg 40%
Sodium 2409mg 105%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 44mg 220%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 1183mg 25%

* 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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