Embutido is Filipino style meat loaf made with ground pork and spices. It is usually wrapped in aluminum foil and cooked by steaming. This dish originated in Spain and has been adapted to Filipino kitchens. This dish can be cooked in spite of incomplete ingredients. It is commonly sold in the frozen food sections of grocery stores or local markets in the Philippines along with tocino and loganisa.
Some locals believe that making embutido is complicated and stressful. But the truth is, it is fun and easy. Actually, the only difficult part is the chopping the ingredients. In this recipe, we use a lot of ingredients. The truth is the more toppings and spices you use, the tastier it will become. This dish can be serve during fiestas. It also makes a perfect breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even a finger picking food at parties or social gatherings.
- 1 kilo ground pork
- 1 can of viena sausages or hot dogs, sliced diagonally
- 3 hard-boiled eggs
- 1/4 cup tomato sauce or ketchup
- 2 raw eggs
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
- 1 small carrot minced
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 2 small onions minced or green onions
- 1 red and green bell pepper minced
- salt and pepper to taste
- Servings: 5-6
- Level: Moderate
- Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
- Cuisine: Filipino
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- Place in ground pork in a mixing bowl. Add bread crumbs and fresh eggs; mix together.
- Add carrots, bell pepper, pickle relish, raisins, cheddar cheese, and tomato sauce. Season with salt and ground black pepper. Mix until well incorporated.
- Scoop and place the mixture on the top of square aluminum foil. Spread and flatten the mixture evenly.
- Place hard boiled eggs and sausages in the center of filling.
- Drag the foil downward and roll the mixture. Twist and lock both edges of the foil.
- Place them in a steamer and cook for at least 1 hour.
- Keep refrigerated. Heat or fry before serving. Enjoy!
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