Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is a tasty dish from the Philippines. I live in the Philippines and this dish was prepared by my Filipino wife, it is the common recipe for Caldereta in the Philippines. It is a rich, very filling meaty dish and when served on a bed of cooked rice can be a one dish family meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil the beef until tender, in the water to make a nice beef broth. Add pineapple juice and onion,.
  2. In a separate pan sauté garlic until almost brown. Add to beef and broth.
  3. Add the tomato sauce and tomato paste and allow to simmer for ten minutes.
  4. Add bay leaves, bell pepper, carrots, and potatoes.
  5. Simmer until potatoes and carrots are tender, then add cheese and salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Add optional Tabasco sauce.
  7. Cook until cheese is melted, stir.
  8. Remove bay leaves.
  9. Add water if the mixture is too thick.
  10. Serve hot on individual servings of a bed of cooked rice.
Most Helpful

Yes, there is a dish from the Philippines called caldereta, but this is NOT it. Pineapple juice? Cheese? I added the pineapple juice but did not add the cheese. The pineapple juice just didn't work well. Will not be making this again, will stick to the caldereta recipe that true Filipinos cook.

ChunkyPorkChops June 10, 2006

yes pineapple and cheese is possible. like adobo we have different versions of caldereta even menudo. i think this recipe is good i will try this one on our fiesta.

Don d. September 12, 2015

Made as recipe stated and was good. It was a bit different because I grew up eating a slightly different version of it with potatoes, cheese and peanut butter.<br/><br/>For the person complaining about the cheese and pineapple juice -- different regions of the Philippines use different ingredients. My mother, A TRUE FILIPINA, always added peanut butter and cheese to ours. Not all recipes are the same for one country. Note, the author's wife is FILIPINA and this is her recipe.

Gossiping AlterEgo January 28, 2015