Filipino Caldereta (Meat Stew)


1 kg beef cubes (or pork with bones)

4 tbsp light soy sauce 

2 tbsp rice wine 

2 tbsp corn flour 

2 tbsp olive oil(for frying potato) 

4 small potatoes sliced 

1/4 cup olive oil(for frying meat) 

2 tbsp olive oil(for onion and garlic saute) 

1 large onion chopped 

6 cloves garlic grated 

3 tbsp tomato paste 

1 can whole tomatoes chopped 

1 small can of beer 

1/4 cup olive oil (for stew) 

1 tsp paprika 

1 tsp ground pepper 

2 pcs bay leaf 

1/4 tsp oregano 

1/2 tsp cinnamon 

4 pcs baby carrots sliced 

1/2 cup olives ( optional) 

350 grams pureed chicken liver 

1 1/2 salt 

1 tsp sugar 

2 tsp chili flakes 

1/2 cup chickpeas 

1/2 cup cubed red bell pepper 

1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese 

1/2 cup water optional 

Begin by putting the meat in a bowl 

Add light soy sauce,rice wine and corn flour. 

Mix properly and marinate for 3 hours.Set aside in the fridge. 

Heat a sauce pan,add 2 tbsp olive oil and fry the sliced potatoes for 30 seconds.Set aside. 

Using the same sauce pan,add 1/4 cup olive oil and fry the meat by batches slightly brown.Set aside. Using the same sauce pan,add 2 tbsp olive oil and saute onion,garlic 

Wait till the aroma comes out and add tomato paste. 

Stir until well blended for about 2 minutes. 

Now add the browned meat, chopped tomatoes in can with juice, 1 can of beer and

the ff spices: paprika, ground pepper, bay leaf, cinnamon, oregano. 

Cover and cook by simmering for 1 1/2 hour or until tender

Then, add carrots, pureed chicken liver, green olives, potatoes, sugar, salt, chili flakes.

Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. 

Lastly, add chickpeas, cubed red bell pepper and grated cheese. 

Cover and simmer for another 10 minutes or until the desired consistency.