Beef Calderata in 3 different sizes , (Small, Medium and Large Party Trays).
Caldereta or kaldereta is a popular spicy meat stew usually prepared by Filipinos on special occasions and festivities. The dish is traditionally cooked with goat’s meat and stewed along with tomatoes, potatoes, bell and hot peppers, carrots, green peas and mashed liver or liver paste. They say goat’s meat tastes similar to lamb but since goat is not widely commercialized in grocery stores and local meat markets, other variations such as beef, chicken and pork have emerged. “Caldereta” is a Spanish word which means “cauldron” referring to a large cooking pot used to stew the meat. It is believed that Filipinos have inherited the dish from the Spanish settlers when they colonized the Philippines for more than 300 years. There is a Spanish stew known with the same name but it is composed of seafood and lobsters instead of animal meat. Filipino caldereta is a special dish of the Tagalog Region in Luzon, Philippines. The meat replacement might be due to the availability of animal meat during that time since goats and cattle are commonly farmed in the said province.