Carabeef Caldereta


by: Jeepney Recipes

Carabeef (carabao beef)a healthy alternative to beef in cooking Caldereta. Caldereta is a Philippine popular spicy dish.


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serves: 6-8

1/2 kilo carabeef, cut into cubes

2 cups potatoes Peeled and quartered

2 cups carrots Peeled and quartered

1 large green or red bell pepper Sliced

2/3 cup green olives

1 1/2 cup tomato sauce

1 tbsp tomato paste

1/2 cup liver spread

2 tbsp grated cheese

1 red onion Chopped

3 cloves garlic Crushed

1 or 2 pcs red chili Sliced

1 cup carabeef stock (or less)

4 leaves pcs Bay

1/2 cup cooking oil

1 tbsp Brown sugar

1/2 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp blackpepper

Nutrition Facts
Carabeef Caldereta

Servings Per Recipe: 6

Amount per Serving

Calories: 395

  • Total Fat: 24 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 5.1 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 5.2 mg
  • Sodium: 20794 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.1 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 3.7 g
  •     Sugars: 21.5 g
  • Protein: 18.1 g

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2.  Pressure cooker

3.  Liter water

4.  Pour the water to the pressure cooker. Add carabeef and cook for 30 to 45 minutes. Set aside.


6.  Heat oil in a large pan and fry the carrots and potatoes until color turns light brown.

7.  Remove and set aside for a while. Fry bell peppers just for a few seconds.

8.  In the same pan, sauté the garlic and onions until become translucent. Add beef to the pan and stir-fry for a few minutes. You just want to incorporate all the flavors of the garlic and onion to the meat.

9.  Add stock, tomato sauce, liver spread and bay leaf; stir a little to combine all the ingredients. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes on a medium heat.

10.  Add green olives, chili, grated cheese, tomato paste, fried potatoes, carrots and bell peppers. Simmer for another 5 minutes over low heat or until sauce thickens.

11.  Season with sugar, salt and pepper to taste.

12.  Transfer to a plate. Serve hot. Bon appetit!

Cooks' note:
1. If you choose to cook the meat using a regular pot, make sure to cook it for 1 to 2 hours. Always check regularly. Add more water as necessary.

2. Do not throw the stock; you will need it for the sauce.

3. Frying the potatoes, carrots and bell peppers is recommended because it releases and enhances its natural aroma.

4. You can add more chili. It gives a kick to the dish and making it more appetizing.

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