How often have you cooked beef kaldereta?
Cooking it for Spinneys is the first time I’m making it!
Is this your mother or grandmother’s recipe?
Neither. It’s actually my father’s recipe. He always makes beef kaldereta for us.
When is this dish usually made?
It is a very popular dish during Christmas in the Philippines, but it is also made on other special occasions.
Have you told your father that you’re cooking this dish?
No! I’m waiting to see the final product before I tell him.
Heat a pan or wok and then add 3 tbsp of cooking oil to it. Stir-fry the bell peppers for 3 minutes. Remove the peppers and set aside
Using the oil in the pan (add more if required), fry the carrots and potato for 3-5 minutes. Put these onto a plate and set aside
Heat the remaining oil in a clean pot
Sauté the garlic and onion
Add the beef. Cook until it turns light brown
Pour in the tomato sauce and water. Bring it to a boil
Add the beef stock cube. Stir. Cover the pot. Continue to cook on low heat for 1 hour or until the beef gets tender. Add more water if needed
Stir in the liver spread, then add some salt and pepper
Put the pan-fried potato and carrots into the pot. Stir. Add the bell peppers
Cover the pot. Continue to cook for 5 minutes
Add the red pepper flakes. Stir and cook for an additional 3 minutes
Transfer to a serving plate