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Kaldereta sa Gata

Stewed Pork with Tomato cooked in coconut milk. This is a crossover between two popular Filipino dishes, Kaldereta and Ginataan. This mildly spicy dish is rich and delicious.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: beef kaldereta, ginataan
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 1561kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 lbs. Pork belly sliced into cubes
  • 4 tablespoons liver spread
  • 6 pieces tomato chopped
  • 1 piece onion chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 cups pork broth
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 2 pieces potato cubed
  • 2 pieces carrot cubed
  • 1 piece green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 piece red bell pepper chopped
  • 3 pieces Thai chili pepper
  • 3 pieces dried bay leaves
  • 2 cups pork broth
  • 2 ½ tablespoons fish sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil


  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Sauté garlic until color turns light brown.
  • Add chopped onion. Cook until soft.
  • Add pork belly slices. Sauté until outer part turns light brown.
  • Put the chopped ripe tomatoes into the pan. Cook until soft.
  • Pour pork broth into the pan. Let boil.
  • Add chopped Thai chili, liver spread, and dried bay leaves.
  • Pour coconut milk. Stir and cover and cook between low to medium heat for 45 to 60 minutes or until tender. Note: add more broth or water if needed.
  • Put-in carrots and potato and cook for 7 minutes.
  • Add bell peppers. Cook for 7 to 8 minutes.
  • Season with fish sauce and crushed whole peppercorn. Continue to cook until sauce thickens.
  • Transfer to a serving plate. Share and enjoy!


Watch How to Cook Kaldereta sa Gata


  • Take your time when tenderizing the meat. There is nothing like having a melt-in-your-mouth kinda tender pork belly. 
  • This is best enjoyed with warm white rice.


Calories: 1561kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 156g | Saturated Fat: 66g | Cholesterol: 203mg | Sodium: 1845mg | Potassium: 1104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3695IU | Vitamin C: 85.6mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 6.9mg