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Filipino Beef Caldereta Recipe

Filipino beef caldereta is a traditional filipino recipe. The dish is quite popular around the Luzon area in the Philippines. Commonly this dish is served during parties or festivals and special occasions.

Filipino Beef Caldereta Recipe

Serves 4
Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 2 hours, 30 minutes
Total time 3 hours
Meal type Main Dish
Misc Serve Hot


  • 1kg Beef (Cubed)
  • 2 pieces Red Potatoes (Diced)
  • 1 Large Carrot (Diced)
  • 1 piece Red Onion (Chopped)
  • 4 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 3 cloves Garlic (Crushed)
  • 1 piece Red bell pepper (Cubed)
  • 1 cup Tomato Sauce
  • 4 cups Water
  • 2 Large Bay Leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Black pepper


  • 1 tablespoon Tabasco


Step 1
Heat the cooking oil in the pan at medium heat and saute the garlic and onion.
Step 2
Add the beef and let it cook until the beef turns brown
Step 3
Add the water and let it boil until the beef is tender (approximately 1,5 to 2 hours)
Step 4
Add the carrots and potatoes until they are soft.
Step 5
Add the tomato sauce and the liver paste and let the mixture simmer for another 10 minutes
Step 6
Add the rest of the ingredients and let is simmer for another 5 minutes
Step 7
Finally add salt and pepper to taste and the dish is ready to be served.

Filipino Tapsilog

Filipino Tapsilog Recipe DishTapsilog is a combination of three tagalog words: Tapa which are fried beef strips, sinangag which is fried rice and itlog which means egg. Tapsilog is usually served for breakfast and can be found even in famous fastfood chains in the Philippines.

Ingredients needed to make Tapsilog

  • 500 grams of beef
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of black pepper (grounded)
  • 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of finely grated garlic
  • 1 thinly sliced onion
  • 2 tablespoons of cooking oil
  • 3 cups of fried rice
  • 3 fried eggs, sunny side up
The Procedure to make Filipino Tapsilog has to be done in two steps:
Step 1: Preparing the beef (Tapa)

Slice the beef into small strips and place the sliced beef pieces aside. Mix the salt, black pepper, oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar and garlic in a bowl. Get a transparent plastic bag and put the sliced strips of beef inside the bag together with the mixed ingredients. Mix the beef and the ingredients well and place the mix into the refrigerator for approximately 20 hours.Step 2: preparing the beef tapa and serving the dish.

To make the beef tender put two cups of water in a cooking pan, place the marinated tapa in the pan and let it boil until the water evaporates. When there’s no more water, add about two or two and a half tablespoon of oil in a non-stick frying pan. Spread the slices of over the entire bottom of the pan for even cooking and fry until it’s almost done.  Add some ontion slices, stir, cook for another one minute and turn off the heat. Place the tapa on a plate and serve the dish with fried rice and egg.

Beef Pochero Recipe

Pochero Beef Recipe Filipino DishPochero is a classic Filipino stew of Spanish origin. There are many versions of pochero in the Philippines which feature different kinds of meat and other ingredients like garbanzos (chick peas) and fried kamote (sweet potato)
Ingredients for this Beef Pochero dish are :
  • 500 gram of stewing beef (batok, preferably, but brisket will do too)
  • 1 piece of chorizo de bilbao,  sliced thinly
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon. of minced garlic
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 teaspoons of cracked black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 c. of tomato paste
  • 250 grams of carrots
  • 250 grams of potaoes
  • 150 grams of baguio beans, trimmed and cut into 2
  • 1/2 head of cabbage, cut in half
  • 6 pieces of saba bananas
  • salt
  • cooking oil for frying bananas
Preparation of the Beef Pochero Dish:

Peel the saba bananas. Cut each diagonally into 3 pieces and Fry in hot oil until golden brown. Drain the bananas  and put is aside. Cut the beef into small cubes. Then peel and cut the carrots and potatoes into small cubes. Heat a heavy casserole and pour in the olive oil. When its hot enough you can add the beef cubes. Cook the beef cubes until the it start to become brownish. When all the beef cubes are cooked you can add the garlic, onions, tomatoes, chorizo slices and bay leaf and you can also pour in the tomato paste with a cup of water. Season all ingredients with salt and pepper. Stir well and bring it to a boil.  Cover the wok and let it  simmer for approximately two hours or until the beef is tender. Add more water to avoid the mixture to dry up before the beef is cooked. Add the carrots to the sauce and let it simmer for about 3 minutes. Add the potatoes and simmer for another 3 minutes. Add the cabbage and green beans and simmer for 10 minutes.  Lastly, add the fried saba bananas and let it cook for another 3 minutes.