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Kalderetang Kambing (Filipino Goat Stew)

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Filipino goat stew

Filipino goat stew

Filipino Goat Stew (Kalderetang Kambing)

Kaldereta comes from the word caldero, which is Spanish for a cauldron, or a large metal pot, that is used to cook stews over an open fire. Kambing is the Tagalog word for goat. Kalderetang kambing is a Filipino goat stew with liver, vegetables, spices, and vinegar.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

1 hour 10 min

1 hour 20 min

4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound goat meat, cubed
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 5 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch squares
  • 1/2 pound beef liver, pureed
  • 1/2 cup bottled Spanish pimento-stuffed olives
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas
  • 1 large carrot, cubed
  • 1 potato, cubed
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 jalapeños, chopped
  • 5 cups canned beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Goat Meat

This is what goat meat looks like. You would cut this into cubes, or ask the butcher to cut it up for you.

This is what goat meat looks like. You would cut this into cubes, or ask the butcher to cut it up for you.

This is what cut-up goat meat looks like. You can also buy the cut-up meat from the store, if available.

This is what cut-up goat meat looks like. You can also buy the cut-up meat from the store, if available.

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, marinate the goat meat for 3 hours in vinegar, salt, and ground black pepper. Drain it afterwards.
  2. In a pot, saute the garlic, onions, and tomatoes in oil over medium heat.
  3. Add the marinated goat meat and cook until brown.
  4. Add the tomato sauce, beef broth, and jalapeños and bring to a boil. Then lower the heat and simmer for 45 minutes until meat is tender. Add more water if needed.
  5. Add the pureed liver and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  6. Add the potatoes and carrots and simmer for 5 more minutes.
  7. Add the bell peppers, olives, and frozen peas and cook for another 5 minutes.
  8. Season with salt and ground pepper as needed before serving.

Variations

  • You can use other types of chili peppers besides jalapeños. If you don't like spicy food, you can omit the chili peppers entirely.
  • Add other spices, such as paprika.
  • You can use liver spread instead of pureed liver.
  • If using real liver, you can use pork or chicken livers also.
  • Add any vegetables you like, such as green bell peppers.
  • You can substitute canned garbanzo beans for the frozen peas.

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