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Beef caldereta with peas, green bell pepper, carrots, and potatoes

Spicy Beef Caldereta

This hearty and absolutely delicious beef stew from the Philippines will satisfy your every craving! Rich with beef, vegetables, and olives, this Caldereta is made so easy using Mama Sita's Caldereta Spice Mix!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 6 people


  • Large covered skillet


  • 1 pack Mama Sita's Caldereta Spicy Sauce Mix
  • 2 lb beef cut up for stew
  • 1 cup potatoes peeled and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup carrots peeled and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 ea green bell pepper cut into bite sized pieces, inner pith and seeds removed
  • ½ cup green peas
  • ¼ cup pitted green olives
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 tbsp liver paste/spread optional BUT highly recommended for taste and authenticity!
  • a few Thai chilies minced; again purely optional except for those who love things extra spicy!
  • green onions sliced; optional garnish


  • Heat up the olive oil in a large skillet (that has a cover) on medium high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the beef that has been cut up for stew, and pan fry until the beef has been browned. You will want to stir often.
    Beef which has been browned in a saute pan
  • Add the water and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and simmer for around 1.5 hrs. Check it every so often and add water if necessary.
  • Now add the Mama Sita's Caldereta Spicy Sauce Mix, and potatoes and carrots. Stir well, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
    Beef stew with potatoes, carrots, and Mama Sita's Caldereta Mix
  • Add the green peas, green bell pepper, and olives. If you are using the liver spread and chilies, also add them at this time. Stir well, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.
    Beef caldereta with vegetables, Thai chilis, and liver spread


Serve this deliciously rich and hearty Caldereta with some white rice, garnished with green onions if you like!  It's a very good thing that this recipe makes a LOT of caldereta, because you will want seconds and leftovers the next day!  
Keyword beef stew, caldereta, stew
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