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How to Cook Beef Stew with Bacon

The way of cooking and the ingredients of this recipe is very similar to caldereta.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Beef Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: bacon, beef stew
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 342kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1 kilo beef chunks about 1 1/2 inch size
  • 4 pcs bacon strips
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 medium-sized onion chopped finely
  • 10 small white onions whole
  • 3 pcs red and green bell peppers cut into strips
  • 4 to 5 pcs potatoes quartered and fried
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 1 small can tomato paste or 2 cans tomato sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp. MSG
  • 2 carrots cubed
  • 1 piece bay leaf
  • 1 1/2 cup water


How to cook Beef Stew with Bacon:

  • Spread bacon strips on a heated pan.
  • Fry over medium heat until fat comes out and bacon becomes crispy.
  • Set aside bacon, put in meat chunks and garlic. Fry until golden brown.
  • Add chopped onions and when the onions are wilted, add tomato paste.
  • Stir and let boil for 5 minutes and add a little water if the consistency is too thick.
  • Add water, whole onions, bay leaf and season with salt and MSG.
  • Cover and simmer until meat is tender.
  • Ad 1/2 cup water if sauce dries up and meat is still tough.¬†Continue cooking.
  • When meat is almost done, add green peas, bell pepper strips, carrots and fried potatoes. Cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Thicken sauce with bread crumbs. Garnish with crispy bacon on top when serving.