BEEF KALDERETA or BRAISED BEEF IN LIVER SAUCE.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 2 hours (low heat)
Yields: 8 servings with steamed rice
1/2 pound beef liver (optional)
4 tbsp olive oil
2 large onion, peeled and diced (3 cups)
5 medium size tomatoes, chopped (4 cups)
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup soy sauce (you can add more if you want it salty)
3 1/2 pounds beef round, cut into large chunks
10 bay leaves
5 cups water
1 can liver spread
1 tbsp steak sauce
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp sweet pickle relish
2 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks (5 cups)
2 medium size carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks. (4 cups)
6 large hot dogs ( I used purefoods) cut into bias
1 large red bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips
Grated cheese (optional) you can use cheddar or parmensan
Saute liver for 5 minutes until cooked, set aside and cool down, Chop.
Meawhile, in a large dutch oven, heat olive oil for a minute.
Add onions and cook for 3 minutes.
Add tomatoes and cook for 3 minutes.
Add garlic, bay leaves, soy sauce, water, ground pepper, beef, liver spread, cooked liver, steak sauce and balsamic vinegar.
Bring to a boil.
Cover and adjust heat to medium and cook for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Add potatoes, carrots and hotdogs. Season with salt and pepper.
Cover and cook for 10 to 12 minutes until potatoes are soft.
Turn off heat. Add cheese if using.
Serve with steamed rice.