Beef Short Ribs Caldereta (with Gata)

Beef Caldereta is one of our favorite ulams here at home. Alam naman natin na kapag Caldereta, “Sarsa pa lang, ulam na” and it tastes even better when reheated the next day because it becomes more flavorful! So it doesn’t matter if I eat this for three straight days.

When we did the grocery last week, we saw a really nice beef short ribs that’s just begging to be cooked into this tasty dish. I haven’t tried cooking Beef Short Ribs Caldereta but I know it’s going to be good because short ribs is very flavorful.


How do you cook Caldereta?

Cheese is not a must but I really like mine with coconut milk because it doesn’t just make it rich and creamy but it adds a little bit of something-something…. LOL! Ay kennat explain! Basta ang sarap ng Caldereta kapag may gata! Of course, if you add cheese, it gives your Caldereta an extra “ooomph” too!

How long does it take to soften the beef?

To soften the beef, you can simmer it on low heat for 2 hours. But what I usually do is simmer it on low heat for only 1 hour and then pressure cook it for 30 minutes.

How about you mommies? How do you cook/like your Caldereta?



Beef Short Ribs Caldereta

  • Author: Peachy Adarne


  • 4 tbsp cooking oil
  • 2 pcs potatoes, cut into pieces.
  • 1 large carrot, cut into pieces
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 1 kilo beef short ribs, cut into cubes
  • 1 250g pack tomato sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 200ml pack of coconut milk, I used Coco Mama
  • 1 small can of liver spread, I used reno
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 cup pitted green olives
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • pepper to taste
  • bird’s eye chili (optional)


  1. Heat oil in a pot. Fry potatoes and carrots until cooked. Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. In the same pan,sautรฉ garlic and onion until onion becomes translucent.
  3. Add beef and brown on all sides.
  4. Add water and bring to a boil.
  5. Pour in tomato sauce and half the coconut milk. Mix well. Bring to a boil and simmer in very low heat for 2 hours until beef becomes very tender, stirring frequently to prevent beef and sauce from sticking in the pot. Add water if needed.
  6. What I do is simmer it for 1 hour and pressure cook it for 30 minutes.
  7. Add liver spread and the rest of the coconut milk. Simmer for an additional 15 minutes.
  8. Add fish sauce, potatoes, carrots, green olives, and bell pepper plus pepper to taste.
  9. Add chopped bird’s eye chili if you like it spicy. Simmer for an additional 2 minutes.
  10. Serve with steamed rice.

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21 Responses

  1. Wow mommy matagal ko na po naghahanap ng recipe ng calderetang may gata, mahilig po kami sa masarsa na pagkain at isa sa paborito namin ay ang caldereta. Thank you for sharing your recipe with me and I’m sure mag-eenjoy buong pamilya ko dito sa susunod na iluluto ko๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

  2. ๐Ÿ˜ Sarap nmn ng calderitang ito, paniguradong mapaparami kain๐Ÿ˜‹. Thanks po sa Recipe Mommy Peachy.

  3. Nakakatakam naman tu,This pandemic alam mo mamsh nagiging chef cook na tlga ako haha unti unti may nalalaman dn akong recipes na ginagawa ko din..Perfect tung recipe natu ,may okasyon man o wala pwedwng pwde๐Ÿ˜Š I will try this sa bday ng bby ko ๐Ÿ˜Š

    1. Honestly Mommy,di talaga ako mahilig magluto i don’t have the confidence to do that.but seeing your posts everyday nakakainspire kaya naman during the quarantine madami dami na din akong dishes na kayang lutuin na di ko talaga kayang gawin dati.Favorite ko ang caldereta and I haven’t try to cook this yet kaya nman will try to make one base on your recipe. Thank you once again for sharing

  4. Ibamg kaldereta may gata, gusto ko malaman kung nakadagdag sa linamnamn ang gata e na curious ako bigla soon try namin oto. Salamat po sa pag share

  5. Kakagutom! Salamat momshie may bago nanaman ako pagkukuhanan ng recipe. ๐Ÿ˜‹

  6. Ibang klase talaga ang taste kapag may gata! Super sarap! I want my caldereta with gata also. Hindi ko pa na-try yung with cheese.

  7. Ganyan po kmi mag caldereta may gata po talaga… Di ko pa lng po na try magkaldereta ng beef hehe mejo pricey po kasi..๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ kapag nakaluwag mag beef kmi..๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  8. Ay pwede pala yung coconut milk sa beef caldereta,Mommy Peach?Ang dami ko pa palang kailangang matutunan dito kaya lagi lang akong manonood ng live cooking mo or magbabasa ng blogs mo..Basta niluluto lang namin yung caldereta ng may tomatoe sauce at cheese,okay na yung sa amin..simpleng-simple pero niluto with love,naman..โคโค

  9. Wow ang bongga naman pala nito mommy Peachy calderata with coco mama di ko pa to natatry gawin, ang bongga talaga ng mga recipe mo mommy Peachy.Mukang magugustuhan to ng aking family it add more cremier to your caldereta.Dami ko talaga natutunan na bago sayo mommy Peachy๐Ÿคฉthanks for sharing this tips.

  10. I love Caldereta.. lalo na kung ma sauce at maanghamg.. I love the potato ๐Ÿ˜‹

  11. Hala Kaldereta wwith Gata di ko pa natry matry nga din mukhang mas masarap and mas healthy Perfect to sunday food

  12. ang sarap taalaga ng caldereta sarsa palang ulam na.lagi din to niluluto ng nanay ko ang sarap

  13. Sarap nyan Mommy di ako nakapag luto nyan pero pag ako sa pressure cooker din siguro para mas mabilis ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™

  14. Unli rice is waving .Nakakatakam to mamsh lalo na pag malambot yung beef ๐Ÿ˜at ang creamy niya tignan ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

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I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutterโ™ฅ. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more โ†’





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