For me, holiday means gathering of friends and relatives. So, if there’s gathering, there’s food. It was a holiday and I was thinking what food to serve. I scanned my collection of recipes and found this one on the second page. This recipe is with me for more than three years. I got the recipe from kumain.com (Thanks a lot for sharing!) and thanks to my friend and fellow blogger, Joice for searching and sending me the source two days ago.
I am a fan of a tomato-based food. When I’ve read this recipe, I was imagining the result with all these cheese, tomato, condensed milk and pineapples… As I have mentioned, I am afraid to try foods, so I was thinking if I would try this one. But I just can’t stop thinking about this, so I gave it a try. So far, this is my favorite Caldereta recipe.
Caldereta is one of the favorite Filipino dishes. It requires patience but it’s all worth it.
Now, for the recipe…
- 1 tsp garlic, crushed
- 1 tbsp onions, chopped
- 500g kilo beef, boiled until tender
- ¼ cup 7-up or Sprite
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- ¾ cup condensed milk
- 200g tomato sauce
- 1 cup pineapple chunks
- 1 pc green bell pepper, sliced
- 1 pc red bell pepper, sliced
- 1 bar cheese, grated
- 1 pc beef cubes
- 1 pc medium carrots, sliced
- 2 pcs small potatoes, quartered
- Boil your beef until tender. This may take up to two hours. If using a pressure cooker, beef will be tender in less than an hour. Meanwhile, prepare the other ingredients.
- When beef is ready, drain and set aside.
- In a pot, sauté garlic and onion until fragrant. Add beef and pinch of salt.
- Pour your soda (7-up or Sprite) and pineapple juice. Let it boil. Add condensed milk, tomato sauce, pineapple chunks, bellpeppers, cheese and beef cubes. Give it a good mix.
- Add carrots and potatoes. Let it boil until veggies are cooked.
- Serve with hot rice.
Source recipe: Cheezy Caldereta by kumain.com