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Pork Kaldereta
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How To Cook Pork Caldereta (Kalderetang Baboy)

This version of kaldereta is the pork version of the well known beef kaldereta.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 4 mins
Total Time1 hr 19 mins
Course: Pork Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: kalderetang baboy, pork caldereta
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 246kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1 kilo pork belly cut into cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup green olives or sliced pickles
  • 2 pcs tomatoes chopped
  • 1 pc large red onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 green bell pepper sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 2 pcs red chili peppers sliced
  • 2 pcs medium sized potatoes cut into cubes
  • 2 pcs small carrots sliced
  • 1 pork bouillon pork cube
  • 2 pcs bay leaves
  • 1 tsp. whole peppercorns
  • 1/2 cup liver spread
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 Tbsp. cooking oil
  • 1 Tbsp. patis or adjust to suit your taste
  • pepper to taste


How To Cook Pork Caldereta:

  • In a medium size wok, heat oil and saute garlic until fragrant. Then add onions and stir until soft.
  • Add in tomatoes and stir cook until it becomes soft and the oil turns to orange in color.
  • Then add the pork belly and saute for about 4 minutes or until the pork turns to brown.
  • Pour in water and add peppercorns then simmer in medium heat for about 30 minutes and cover.
  • Add the patis, liver spread, and pork cubes. Mix until the liver spread is well combined with the liquid.
  • Add the tomato sauce and bay leaves. Mix again to combine. Then cover and simmer for about 20 minutes more.
  • Then add carrots, potatoes, olives and chili peppers. Mix and cover then simmer for 7 minutes.
  • And for the finale, add the in the bell peppers, cover and simmer again for 3 minutes.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice or fried rice.