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Beef Caldereta Recipe

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Kg Beef cubed
  • 3 cloves Garlic crushed and chopped
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 4 cups Water
  • 1 cup Red Bell Pepper cut into strips
  • 1 cup Tomato Sauce
  • ½ cup Liver Spread or Liver paste processed using blender
  • 1 tsp. crushed Chili
  • 3 large Bay Leaves
  • 2 cups Potatoes cubed
  • 2 cups Carrots cubed (small)
  • 1 cup Cooking Oil
  • 2/3 cup Green Olives the salty and sour taste of green olives gives a very nice flavor for this dish
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Heat the cooking oil in the pan and fry the carrots and potatoes until color turns light brown.
  • Remove the fried carrots and potatoes from the pan and set aside.
  • In the same pan where the vegetables were fried, sauté the garlic and onions.
  • Add the beef and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add water and let the beef boil until tender (about 30 minutes using a pressure cooker).
  • Add the tomato sauce and liver spread and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add green olives, carrots, bay leaves, bell pepper,crushed chili,and potatoes and simmer for 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve Hot. Excellent with white rice.