Beef Kaldereta


2 lbs beef with tendon or any kind of beef desired, cut into cubed

1 large red bell pepper, cut into cubed

1 large size potato, quartered

1 large size carrots, quartered

1 large size onion, sliced thin

5 garlic cloves, chopped

1 cup tomato sauce

5 pieces peppercorns, crushed

2 tablespoon soy sauce

1/4 teaspoon crushed chili pepper

3 pieces bay leaf

1 can sweet peas or guisantes

salt and ground pepper to taste

olive oil or canola cooking oil

Cooking Direction:

Heat the cooking oil using a wok or a pan. 

Fry potatoes and carrots till it turns a little brown. 

Remove fried carrots and potatoes from the pan and set aside.

Using the same wok/pan, saute the garlic then the onions. 

Add the beef, crushed peppercorn, bay leaves and the soy sauce. Simmer for 5-10 minutes.

Add 4 cups of water and allow the beef to boil for about 2 hours or till the beef is tender enough while continuously adding water if needed.

Once the beef is fully cooked add the tomato sauce. 

Simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the sauce thickens. 

Add the bell pepper, fried carrots, potatoes and sweet peas. 

Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. 

Season with crushed chili pepper, salt and ground pepper to taste and serve.

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