I have always loved to cook.
I get it from my mama.
I grew up in a traditional Filipino household and I was fortunate to have a mom who enjoyed cooking for our family.
In my 20’s I focused a lot on exploring different cuisines. I stayed clear from Filipino dishes because it just wasn’t of interest to me. I had been spoiled by my mom who made THE best Filipino food.
Now that I’m in my 40’s I realize the importance of passing down my culture through food. I want my children to know our food and eventually learn how to make it for themselves.
I can make a few Filipino dishes, mostly the soups (sabao). But I think it’s time for me to start expanding my repertoire. So, here we go!
Caldereta is a hearty beef stew. It has potatoes, bell peppers and carrots in a thick tomato sauce. In this recipe I used premium ribeye steaks from Harris Ranch Beef. You can order different cuts of premium beef delivered straight to your door. https://shop.harrisranchbeef.com/
•2 10.5oz ribeye steaks from Harris Ranch Beef, cubed
•4 cloves of garlic, minced
•Medium onion, chopped
•2 TB oregano leaves
•1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
•1/2 cup liquid aminos/soy sauce
•1/2 cup tomato sauce
•3/4 cup carrots, chopped
• 2 russet potatoes, choppped
•1 red bell pepper, chopped
•2 TB stuffed manzanilla olives
1. Sautée garlic and onions in olive oil.
2. Add cubed steaks. Cook on medium heat. Allow meat to simmer in its juices. 20mins.(If not even liquid is pulled from the meat, add beef stock.)
3. Add oregano, Worcestershire sauce, liquid aminos and tomato paste. Stir well until combined. Let simmer with a covered lid about 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.
4. While pot is simmering, stir fry carrots, potatoes and bell peppers separately.
5.Add vegetables into the pot with the beef. Stir. Add olives.
6. Serve with rice. Enjoy!
Tip: Salt can be added but is not necessary. The liquid aminos and Worcestershire sauce usually brings enough saltiness to the dish. Pepper flakes may also be added for spicyness.
Head over to my Instagram page to watch me make this recipe. It’s under the highlight folder “Caldereta.”