Pork Hock Caldereta Recipe


  • 2 lbs Pork leg (pata), sliced crosswise
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed and chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, round cut or you can cut into strips
  • half can tomato paste (sevilla)
  • 1 can garbanzos
  • 1 tsp. crushed chili
  • 2 cups potatoes, sliced
  • 2 cups carrots, sliced
  • 1 cup cooking oil
  • soy sauce to taste
  • pepper
  • 2 soda crackers (sky flakes crushed)
Pork Hock Caldereta Recipe


  1. Heat the cooking oil in the pan and fry the carrots and potatoes until color turns light brown.
  2. Remove the fried carrots and potatoes from the pan and set aside.
  3. In the same pan where the vegetables were fried, sauté red bell pepper, and then set aside. Next, sauté the garlic and onions.
  4. Add the beef and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Add water and let the beef boil until tender (about 30 mins if using pressure cooker or 1 to 2 hours if using an ordinary pot).
  6. Add the tomato paste and sky flakes and simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. Add garbanzos, carrots, bell pepper,crushed chili,and potatoes and simmer for 5 to 8 minutes
  8. Add soy sauce and pepper to taste
  9. Serve Hot. Enjoy!


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