Kaldereta with Peanut Butter is a type of Kaldereta where beef, potatoes and carrots is slowly cooked in chillies, tomato and peanut butter sauce.
I never tried adding peanut butter with my Kaldereta, it never even crossed my mind until one of my Filipino colleage asked me if I put peanut butter when I prepare one. That question sparked curiosity and the weekend after that disucssion I cooked our Kaldereta with peanut butter and boy it was phenomenal.
I kept quiet and never told my wife and daugther this small change but I can see from their faces they liked this more than usual, my daughter also had this confused look when she took her first bite unitl I unveiled it to them. They both said “I knew it, something has changed, and it was for the better”. My daughter at first even thought of it as a Kare Kare but its with tomato sauce and she was right it was quite a fusion of the two dishes, its like a Kare Kare Kaldereta and it was amazing. From now on I will be preparing my Kaldereta like such and most probably I will rename it as Kare Kareldereta.
How about you have you tried preparing you Kaldereta like this? Or do you have another secret ingredient that you can suggest?