Thursday, September 10, 2009

Food Trip Friday--- Beefy Goodness

2 mouth- watering Easy Beef dishes.
Beef Curry


1/2 K beef strips

1 medium carrot (chopped)

3 medium potatoes (chopped into quarters)

1 green bell pepper (chopped)

5 cloves garlic minced

1 medium onion chopped

1 tsp ginger minced

1/2 C fresh milk

1 C water

1 1/2 tbsp curry powder

1 tbsp olive oil

salt and pepper

How To:

Saute garlic, onion, ginger in olive oil.

Add beef strips. Stir until half cooked.

Add 1C water. Simmer until beef is cooked.

Add potatoes, carrots. Simmer until vegetables are half-cooked.

Add milk and curry powder. Simmer until all are well done and to reduce sauce.

Salt and pepper to taste.


All -Natural Beef Caldereta

Now a days, easy to mix powdered ingredients are being used in preparing our favorite home-cooked meals. It can make our prep easier, but it is killing our health slowly. Just imagine the preservatives used in order to preserve such powdered mixture. Worse, we don't really know if the ingredients indicated are real. Caldereta is one Filipino dish that I just recently learned to prepare the old-fashioned way. But easy.


1/2 K beef cubes

1/2 C tomato sauce

2 cups beef broth

3 medium potatoes (chopped into quarters)

2 medium carrots chopped

1 red bell pepper chopped

5 cloves garlic minced

1 medium onion chopped

1/2 tsp whole pepper corn

4-5 pcs. dried bay leaves

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp olive oil

1 /2 small packet of equal or 1/2 tsp sugar

salt and ground pepper

How To:

Boil beef cubes ahead until tender. Set aside beef broth.

In a separate sauce pan, saute garlic and onion in olive oil.

Add tenderized beef. Saute until beef is a bit brown.

Add potatoes and carrots. Saute again for another minute.

Add 2 cups of beef broth and whole pepper. Simmer until vegetables are cooked.

Add tomato sauce, soy sauce, red bell pepper and bay leaves.

Simmer until sauce is a bit thick.

Salt and and ground pepper to taste.


These has been my food trip for 2 consecutive Fridays. How about you? Go to: Food Trip Friday


FoodTripFriday said...

Ouch! for the easy mix lol!, I know it's really bad for my health, kaso ingridients here is so limited kasi kaya no choice ako but to rely on them.
Sarap ng Caldereta!

Enchie said...

Don't worry about it mommy, I also use mixes. But as I went along I was able to concoct easy recipes for some of our favorite dishes.

SASSY MOM said...

Hi, Mommy Enchie!

Thanks for visiting my new food blog. By the way, I love Beef Caldereta but Im choosy with the way its cooked, yours really look yummy!

Lynn said...

Beef caldereta I really love. I tried preparing chicken curry but I failed. Haha. I'll try again next time coz it's one delicious dish.

shydub said...

Woooow mommy enchie pahingi ng ulam mo. I gotta copy this beef curry, i already copied your beef calderita before and it was good whe i tried cooking beef calderita. kaya lng ang tagal matapos papalambot ng beef. haay nakakatulo laway food mo ench yum yum.

Arlene said...

Now am hungry looking at your entries, Enchie! They looked so yummy. Please pass me some gravy curry and potatoes please. I will imagine yan ulam ko for lunch. hehehe

Happy Friday!

chubskulit said...

Sumptuous! I don't like curry though hehehe..

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Lulu Post said...

yummy looking.... extra rice

Jay - agent112778 said...

ill chose Caldereta syempre

my entry is here

Great day for us Food Weekenders:)

Thanx for the Visit :)

Clarissa said...

I love beef curry with the coconut kaya lang ayaw ng mga hapon ng merong halong coconut so I cook their way(T_T)sa tutoo lang,nami-miss ko na yan!!

kikamz said...

caldereta i love!