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How to Make Appetizing Slow Cooker Beef Kaldereta

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Slow Cooker Beef Kaldereta. Slow Cooker Beef Caldereta / Kaldereta. This Asian beef stew (Beef Caldereta) is totally robust in flavor and so delicious! Cooking in the slow cooker makes it very convenient, too.

Slow Cooker Beef Kaldereta This Asian beef stew (Beef Caldereta) is totally robust in flavor and so delicious! Cooking in the slow cooker makes it very convenient, too. Learn how to make this traditional dish that's a staple during special celebrations of all types and sizes. You can have Slow Cooker Beef Kaldereta using 16 ingredients and 8 steps. Here is how you cook that.

Ingredients of Slow Cooker Beef Kaldereta

  1. Prepare 2.2 lbs of Beef stew meat (chuck roast cut into chunks).
  2. It’s 2 tbsp of Oil (plus a little extra if needed).
  3. It’s 3 of Garlic cloves, peeled and crushed.
  4. Prepare 1 of large onion, sliced.
  5. It’s 2 of Plum Tomatoes, chopped.
  6. Prepare 2 of medium size Carrots, sliced into 1-inch thickness.
  7. Prepare 4 of Red Potatoes, cut into cubes (roughly the same size as the carrots).
  8. You need 2 of Bay Leaves.
  9. Prepare 1 cup of Beef broth or water.
  10. It’s 1 tbsp of Fish Sauce or Soy Sauce (adjust to taste).
  11. You need 1/2 cup of Tomato Sauce.
  12. It’s 1/3-1/2 cup of Peanut Butter, or to taste (maybe replaced with Liver spread to be more authentic).
  13. It’s 1 of Red Bell Pepper.
  14. You need 1 cup of frozen Peas.
  15. It’s 2 tsp of brown Sugar (optional).
  16. You need to taste of Salt and Pepper,.

A Beef Caldereta recipe with meltingly tender beef, rich, tangy and cheesy sauce. Simmer slowly on the stove, oven, or slow cooker. You can even use your pressure cooker to shorten the cooking time. Step by step photos and video and lots of tips included!

Slow Cooker Beef Kaldereta instructions

  1. Season the beef chunks with salt and pepper..
  2. In a large frying pan (like a heavy stainless steel or cast iron skillet), heat the oil until hot but not smoking. Sear the beef by browning on all sides in the hot oil. Keep some space in between the beef chunks when frying so don’t dump all the beef but cook in batches..
  3. Place in a plate as you cook. This method will ensure a deep and delicious taste from the meat so if you can don’t omit the step..
  4. In the remaining oil (or add a little oil to the skillet if needed) saute the garlic, onions and tomatoes for 3-4 minutes. The purpose is to deglaze the pan with the juices from the veggies and get all the yummy brown bits remaining there for extra flavor..
  5. Place the beef and the sauteed vegetables in the slow cooker. If there’s no time, simply add the browned beef with the vegetables in the slow cooker..
  6. Add the carrots, potatoes and bay leaves. Pour the beef broth (or water), fish sauce or soy sauce and the tomato sauce. Give it a quick stir. Cover and cook on low until the beef is fork tender between 6-8 hours..
  7. When the beef is already tender enough to eat (but not falling apart) add the peanut butter and red bell pepper. You can also add the frozen peas at this point. Add the sugar, if using. This is not to sweeten the stew but to enhance the flavor. Season with extra salt and pepper, if needed. Stir everything gently. Cook for another 30 minutes to 1 hour or until everything is fully heated through..
  8. Serve with freshly steamed rice on the side..

Third is to use stewing beef, never loins or rounds, because the flavor of the sauce develops during the slow cooking. Kaldereta is a classic Filipino dish. It can be cooked with beef, pork or chicken. I've even used boneless bangus fillets, a real treat. But probably the most exotic kaldereta is the version using goat meat.

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