My Take On Beef Kaldereta

Last Sunday, I felt this sudden urge to cook. I don’t really cook on a daily basis, usually when I’m just in the mood or when E requests for it. In a week I usually cook once to twice, mostly on weekends pa.

Before we went to Puregold for our bi-monthly (yes it is scheduled and has a fixed budget) grocery I checked the Del Monte Kitchenomics Site. I wanted to cook something yummy and tomato based for bunny. After 10 minutes I decided to cook Beef Kaldereta. The recipe I chose looked simple enough, but of course knowing myself I usually change it along the way. This is my way of personalizing recipes I get online, to make sure that it has a distinct and unique taste.

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After our trip to Puregold, I began prepping the ingredients. Unfortunately, I cut my thumb ( a bit) so E stepped in to slide and dice the ingredients. Here is my tweaked recipe of Del Monte Kitchenomics Beef Kaldereta:

Ingredients:

  • Half a kilo of Beef Cubes
  • 2 Pouches of Del Monte Filipino Style Tomato Sauce (1 200g and 1 smaller)
  • 1 Pouch of Del Monte Tomato Sauce
  • 1 can of Argentina Liver Spread (the small one)
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 3 -4 pcs. of potatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 block of Eden Cheese Quick Melt
  • 1 pc siling labuyo
  • 3 cups of water
  • salt
  • pepper
  • oil
  • 1 can of greenpeas

Cooking Procedure:

  1. Saute onion first, when it is translucent add garlic
  2. Add beef cubes and wait for it to brown
  3. Add liver spread (I used up the entire can for this recipe)
  4. Add 2 cups of water, and add on a cup or two along the way so that it won’t dry up (simmer until beef is tender)
  5. Add tomato sauce, salt and pepper
  6. Add potatoes (cubed) and siling labuyo (for a spicier kick add 2-3 pcs instead of 1) simmer for 10 minutes
  7. Add greenpeas and sliced bell pepper simmer for 10 minutes
  8. Add grated cheese and salt and pepper
  9. Serve

Beef Kaldereta

This recipe is good for 5 – 6 people, double it up to serve 14-15. Based on bunny’s reaction, this was a yummy take on Beef Kaldereta. Spent around P350 – 400 for this recipe.

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