More rice please…

This is a family favorite. This savory, spicy and warm food is traditionally served with steamed rice. Most people here in America call it a Filipino style beef stew which they often eat it with bread or served in a bread bowl.

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Beef Calderetta

2-3 lbs beef round, cut into cubes
2 medium-sized potatoes, quartered
1 tsp peppercorn, crushed
1/2 tsp crushed garlic
1/4 c. dark soy sauce
1/4 c. olive oil
1 c. onion, sliced
1 big can organic diced tomato (Trader Joe’s brand works well)
2 large red bell pepper, cut into eighths
1 small can of green peas
2 pcs bay leaf
1/2 tsp dried chili peppers

Marinate beef in dark soy sauce, peppercorn and garlic for at least 2 hours.  Fry pieces of beef and potato in olive oil and set aside. In the same pot, saute onion and cook  for about 1 minute. Add beef and the marinade, diced tomato, dried chili peppers, and bay leaf. Cover and simmer until meat is tender (about an hour). Add the potato, green peas and red bell pepper.  Continue cooking for about 10 minutes.


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