Classic Caldereta Recipe

Loved by everybody, this classic recipe is definitely a must-try!

Preparation Time

15 min.

Cooking Time

2 hrs. and 52 mins.

Serving Size





  • Main Dish
  • Beef
  • Del Monte Tomato Sauce


  • 900 g beef shortribs


  • 2 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/8 cup garlic
  • 1/4 Tbsp peppercorn
  • 1/8 cup soy sauce

  • 2 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup onion
  • 1 pc siling labuyo
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp liver spread
  • 1 pouch DEL MONTE Original Style Tomato Sauce (250g)
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1 pc bay leaf/laurel leaf
  • 1 cup potato
  • 1/3 cup green olives, pitted
  • 1 pc whole pickle
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper, red
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper, green
  • 3/4 cup green peas
  • 1/4 cup cheese


  1. Sauté garlic, onion and beef until beef turns light brown. Add liver spread and water. Bring to a boil then simmer for 2-3 hours or until beef is tender. 
  2. Add DEL MONTE Original Style Tomato Sauce, potato, laurel leaf, salt, pepper and siling labuyo. Bring to a boil and turn down heat to simmer. Cook for 10 minutes. 
  3. Add green peas, bell peppers and cheese. Bring to a boil then simmer for 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. 

Lusog Notes

This Classic Caldereta dish is rich in vitamin A that helps maintain healthy skin and normal vision and also plays a role in immunity. It is also high in protein, which helps in the regulation and maintenance of the body's fluid balance.

Chef`s Tip

The vinegar in the marinade helps break down the proteins in the meat which helps to tenderize it.

Cooking Skills Needed

  • Marinating
  • Stirring