Beef Estofado Recipe

This is your kaldereta made simpler but no less tasty.

IMAGE Majoy Siason

Beef estofado or estofadong baka is a Filipino stew made with beef in an herby, tomato-based sauce. It's a lot like kaldereta, which is also a classic Filipino beef stew. Beef estofado needs to cook for a long time for the beef to become tender, but it's well worth the wait; the longer cooking time allows the sauce and beef flavor to meld together, which makes it one of the most flavorful dishes you can make!

This recipe is made a little simpler, a little different. Instead of the usual seasonings, it uses oregano and paprika. Meanwhile, it still has your usual potatoes and bell peppers, but instead of carrots, we swap it out for stuffed green olives and sweet green peas. 

You'll love this beef estofado recipe if you're looking to make your Filipino ulam just a little different. You can also switch out the brisket with ox tongue or lengua to make this delicious lengua estofado recipe, but if you'd like to try it with other kinds of meat, you can also make this chicken estofado or try our pork estofado recipe!

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This estofadong baka recipe is made with beef brisket, potatoes, peas, and olives. 
Photo by Majoy Siason
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Prep Time
20 mins 
Cooking Time
2 hrs 40 mins 
Ready In
3 hrs 
Yield
6
Cuisine
Spanish
Cooking Method
Stew

Beef Estofado Ingredients

How to cook Beef Estofado

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