Cheesy Caldereta

For me, a holiday means gathering with 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 (Kumaindotcom) but this site is now unavailable.

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…

Cheesy Caldereta

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 tsp garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp onions, chopped
  • 500g beef, boiled until tender
  • ¼ cup 7-up or Sprite
  • 1 cup pineapple juice (from the pineapple chunks)
  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. When beef is ready, drain and set aside.
  3. In a pot, sauté garlic and onion until fragrant. Add beef and pinch of salt.
  4. 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.
  5. Add carrots and potatoes. Let it boil until veggies are cooked.
  6. Serve with hot rice.



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