Embutido Recipe

Embutido is a type of meatloaf prepared Filipino style. Though a well known dish for the holidays, Embutido can be enjoyed everyday without any hassle. Several meat processing companies now produce this meatloaf for commercial purposes; all you have to do is grab one from your favorite grocery store.For those of you who want to enjoy the naturally prepared Embutido, this is the recipe to go for.

Pork Embutido

My version (or should I say my Mom’s :) ) focuses more on giving this dish the wonderful taste and aroma that can’t be found in commercialized Embutido. You can serve this as a cold cut or you can even fry it after steaming. Do whatever you want but don’t forget to put the Banana Catsup on the side. I like to eat Embutido either warm or cold. I eat this as n appetizer (cold cut) when cold, while I treat this as a main dish eaten with white rice when warm. If you are still intimidated to make this yourself, you should try watching the video for you to see how you can easily prepare this just by yourself. I am sure that you can successfully prepare this delicious embutido on your first attempt.

In terms of storage, you can freeze embutido and it will last for a month. Make sure that you thaw it by exposing in room temperature for a couple of hours; do not microwave as it will react with the aluminum foil.

Try this delicious Embutido recipe and let me know what you think.

Embutido Recipe
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 6
  • Serving size: 6
    Prep time: 
    Cook time: 
    Total time: 
    • 2 lbs. ground pork
    • 12 pieces vienna sausage or 6 pcs hotdogs, cut in half lengthwise
    • 3 hard boiled eggs, sliced
    • 1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
    • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
    • 2 raw eggs
    • 2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
    • 1 cup red bell pepper, minced
    • 1 cup green bell pepper, minced
    • 1 1/2 cup raisins
    • 1 cup carrots, minced
    • 1 cup onion, minced
    • salt and pepper
    • 2 cups bread crumbs (made by placing 4 slices of tasty bread in a food processor. If not using any food processor, just tear the bread.)
    1. Place the ground pork in a large container
    2. Add the bread crumbs then break the raw eggs and add it in. Mix well
    3. Put-in the carrots, bell pepper (red and green), onion, pickle relish, and cheddar cheese. Mix thoroughly
    4. Add the raisins, tomato sauce, salt, and pepper then mix well.
    5. Place the meat mixture in an aluminum foil and flatten it. (see video for guidance)
    6. Put in the sliced vienna sausage and sliced boiled eggs alternately on the middle of the flat meat mixture.
    7. Roll the foil to form a cylinder — locking the sausage and egg in the middle if the meat mixture. Once done, lock the edges of the foil.
    8. Place in a steamer and let cook for 1 hour.
    9. Place inside the refrigerator until temperature turns cold
    10. Slice and serve. Share and Enjoy!


    Watch the cooking video:


    1. thanks for this recipe. I am about to go shopping for ingredients…i ‘m excited to cook it myself.. hopefully same taste as yours..

    2. Well done, Cecille! You are welcome.

    3. Thanks for the feedback, Rose.

    4. Hi, I wanted my kids to try this and ur morcon recipe. But my son is allergic to egg (and nuts) so what can I use as a subs for egg? if there is any…..thanks

    5. Judy Eseque says:

      hi! thanks for this recipe. i’ve cooked it for the first time. and so proud with the outcome. taste just great. thank you so much.

    6. maria lusyl t. rivera says:

      thanks for sharing your embutido recipe. my family and friends,here in Dublin, Ireland, really loved it. more power to panlasang pinoy!!!

    7. thanks for this recipe..lami kaayo.

    8. Sheryll says:

      My 2nd time to do this recipe. The first time was a hit.My friends and family so much love it. Really superb food and so easy to follow recipe. My husband’s a British cheff and he’s really impressed with the taste of this and some of the recipes here in Panlasang Pinoy. Thank you so much po Kuya and more power. You’d help a lot of people that doesn’t know how to cook like me. hehe!!
      Everyone out there TRY THIS and you won’t REGRET!!!!

    9. This should be fine with ground chicken.

    10. thank you for all of the recepies it helps alot…

    11. Hello kuya…

      Ive tried this recipe 2 weeks ago and bang!!!super ganda ng feedback but i added some secret ingredients to make it more tasty….

      More power to panlasang pinoy!!!thanks for this recipe…everybody wants to have a taste of embotido…

    12. thank you for posting this recipe of embutido,i been looking forward to fix this one here in georgia cause i been craving this food from my aunt in the phillipines, now that i found this in your website im looking for my frre time to do this. thank oyu once again for the panlasang pinoy. keep up the good work.

    13. Rain Avanzado says:

      Tried the embutido and my dad and mom love it! Thanks and happy cooking! :)

    14. hi! i tried tweaking the recipe a bit. i used tomato catsup instead of tomato sauce then instead of grated cheese, i used cream cheese spread (tamad na ako mag-grate!). the results are just as good!

    15. Hi kuya, thanks so much for all the recipes. It helps a lot to all the Filipinos abroad. We miss our very own food so we feel at home whenever we tried your recipes. The best foods so far. More power.

    16. ruzzlori says:

      i just had a party at home and everybody said the food was awesome! thank you so much kuya! i cooked chicken afritada, embotido lumpiang sariwa, caldereta, buko pie, and egg pie. They said it seems like they’ve eaten in a restaurant!

    17. angelina mata says:

      hi Kuya!im very thankful for sharing the recipe of embutido.So yummy!excellent!
      more power & regards!

    18. weena tambanillo says:

      Hi Kuya, i’d like to ask pala,the taste of my embutido is perfect pero every time i sliced it,nagkawatak watak sya even if it stayed in the ref for hours.what could be wrong?the way i sliced it or wrap it? thanks so much!

    19. weena tambanillo says:

      Hello,thank you so much for the recipe.I tried cooking it and it was a success! My husband keep on asking for more.He can’t just stop eating!More power and God bless!

    20. Marlone P. Mendoza says:

      so thank u for this complete and easy-to-cook embutido recipe!it is detailed and well demonstrated. so long had been looking for this!since i got here in Canada to be with my husband, i really got my nerve to really looking into this!thank u so much and hope u will continue to share ur wisdom especially on our filipino recipes and delicacies!

    21. Very thankful ako na naging member ng Panlasang Pinoy.I can cook easily now without having trouble.Here in Riyadh,mostly beef and chicken lang available sa market.Is it ok to use chicken as substitute sa pork in making embutido?More power.God bless

    22. Thank you very much for sharing your recipe, my husband is now craving for my cooking experiments :)My family loves your embutido!

    23. mamavi says:

      The happiest day of my cooking time to find your website. There is a god! By the way, pork embutido is definitely not kosher for me(I’m Jewish). I’m going to try minced chicken or minced lamb/beef.

    24. i like your embotido. thank you for sharing it to us.

    25. Ronnie Encarnacion says:

      Really liked all your recipies! great help for all my dishes, i actually tell all my folks that its all made possible by Panlasang Pinoy!

      Many Thanks!

    26. I made this and it was a sure hit. I made quite a lot and i knew it won’t fit in my steamer. What I did was baked it in a hot water bath at 300f for an hour. And they turned out great! Thanks, Kuya! Keep on posting! Have a great new year!

    27. hi kuya.. I’m gonna do this on New Year. Just wondering if I could fry it after steaming? Usually kasi we do fry our embutido before serving it.

      • Maricar says:

        May I jump in….You can bake, or steam. I also fry before serving. It tastes better!

    28. Thank you so much,your such a blessing,I will try this recipe and let you know how it turn out,I love all your recipe and the video is a plus.more power and God bless.

    29. Vannyboo says:

      Kuya shinare ko sa cook book namin sa work ung ibang mga recipe mo :)

    30. hi dear… I’ve been wondering how to make embutido when I accidentally got here. You have a video which is so concise so for me I’ll try this recipe for my embutido business. Hope it works out okay…as I can see in those comments I’m so excited to try it. Thanks to you. More power. Godbless

    31. rinz manuel says:

      love it!!i’ll be making this tonight!!!thank you so much for the recipe!!!

    32. YamaeY, if that is the case, try to lessen the amount of pickles that you will use so that it wont be too sour. You may also add a little sugar if you like.

    33. Hi!I keep on searching for what a best recipe could I used until I found yours.Panlasang Pinoy sounds good to me,,so I read your recipes and I tried one of them, how to cook Embutido,it’s my first time to cooked like this,,but after steaming the Embutido, when I opened it..The meat sticks on the foil and it was a little bit soft that I couldn’t cut it,,hehe..but the taste was really good…
      then I realized the problem was I don’t put much flour and I don’t make it too tight when I close the foil,,anyway my kids like it so much..maybe that’s the best thing,the taste!!practice makes perfect,,I’ll do better next time! thank’s again,rgrds


    35. kagome23 says:

      i will try it later for our dinner

    36. i tried it two days ago and my husband and his officemates liked it!
      thanks po, and more power! ingat po and God bless.

    37. jheyeem says:

      my bf like ur recipe it helps me a lot.. tnx

    38. truly love this…please post more recipes…and keep the method as always for a newbie like me…

    39. hi der i would like to thank u for this awesome site, i really learn a lot from here… can i ask about embutido? i would like to try it but we dont have steamer here, wat can u recommend to use for substitute to the steamer… thanks a lot… i will w8 for ur reply… take care always… God Bless u always…

    40. Nilma Gonzales says:

      How long can we store this embutido?

    41. Hi! Love your recipe for embutido! My family loved it, especially my husband! I would like to know what should I add to make the embutido more firm? Ok naman ang pag balot ko pero when I slice it, the embutido falls apart. Ayoko galawin ang recipe masyado, kasi the taste is perfect.

      • Hi Marie, try to add 1 more egg to make it firmer. I used large eggs for the recipe,maybe the ones that you used are a bit smaller.

        • maria erwhina says:

          Hi there! I tried this recipe last Sunday and it turned out perfect!=)
          after it was cooked, i let it cool down first before slicing to avoid from falling apart. Perhaps, Marie could try it as well. Many thanks for this recipe!=D

        • Hi Maria, nice to see you here. Thanks for the tip, this will be helpful to our friends who are having the same issues.

    42. I tried this last nyt and it was a failure…huhuhu
      hnd xa intact, breaks off easily..wats wrong kaya?

      • rosey, did you follow the exact measurement for the ingredients? Putting-in too much for each could cause it to break-up because the binder (which are the eggs) can only hold the exact ingredients indicated above. Try adding one more egg to make it more intact.

    43. really nice dish. embutido is one of my fave filipino food. i will try this soon.

      (please visit a new pinoy blog, qwekqwek.com. all contents from pinoy perspective)

    44. thanks for this effective recipe! Is great.. though mern me binago ng knti s recipe at mern dinagdag para mas malinamnam p cya lalo.. and hindi beef or pork gnwa ko, ground chicken ginamit ko.. kc d2 wla pork.. only beef n chicken..

    45. vanessa says:

      I tried this last weekend and turned out really good. Thanks!!!

    46. Maricris says:

      Thanks for the recipe ..My friend shared this recipe with me …and really love the taste…

    47. You may combine pork and beef in this recipe fionarich. You can also use ground chicken if desired.

      • fionarich says:

        thank u so much for the super dooper bilis reply…more power & God Bless Kuya…i’ll try it now…

    48. hi… slamat s mga recipes mo, mrmi akong ntutuhan…
      nga pla prequest nman ako ng recipe ng beef morcon pls….
      slamat and god bless u and more power….

    49. Alondra says:

      you sent from heaven! more power!

    50. hey me and my mom did the exact same thing and followed all ur directions. It came out just great i even took a picture of it lol :)
      thanks for sharing!

    51. hi,

      can you make polvoron, the kids love it but i dont know how to cook…thanks…

    52. I tried this recipe with ground chicken and it was yummy. My family loved it, after steaming I fried it a little and add tomato paste and a little water, let it simmer until sauce thickens. It’s delicious with rice.
      Thanks so much for this recipe.

    53. honey g. says:

      i can’t believe i just found out about this site, i just stumbled upon it while looking up recipes on youtube, anyway, thanks a lot for having this site, i usually call my mom to teach me how to cook pinoy dishes (she is not always available though) but now, i can just look in your site. I made this dish for an all- canadian party and it turned out to be a big hit! I owe it to you guys, thanks so much! I’ve been cooking 3 to 4 dishes in a day for the past 4 days (all your recipes) and it has been awesome.

    54. can u give an approximate cost for this recipe? and how many did you make using this recipe? as ive said i want to sell it, but i dont want to sacrifice the taste of the food. so im going with ur recipe. thanks!

    55. Hi Mai, please feel free to use any meat that you. Just so you know, chicken and turkey are best substitutes however beef is fine though the texture will be a little different.

    56. I’d like to commend you for making things easier for people like me who has just started to take interest in cooking. This embutido is so easy to prepare (thanks to your precise instructions on video) and is sooooooo delicious.
      Hats off to you and your wife,especially to your mom for sharing such sumptuous recipes. Cheers!

    57. You could use tomato paste, Chinks. The main purpose of the tomato sauce is to add more color to the meat and taste is just secondary.

    58. Hey Laura, how’s everything going on? Thanks for commenting…please expect a ton of recipes more. Have a great day!

    59. I decided to try your Embutido recipe last night and my husband and I loved it! It was delicious! Thank you so much for sharing your love of cooking with us! It was so good! Can’t wait to try more of your recipes!

    60. cynthia isip says:

      you are the best I really dont know how to cook. My husband’s relatives are surpirsed yhow i learned how to cook. thanks a lot

    61. first time i saw the imbutido akala ko only my mom can do it but when i saw it n your recipe i cant believe that its easy as spring roll..ha ha ha ha..until now my mom wonder how or where did i learned all the process….thanks again…..you really help us a lot…thanks……

    62. ur the best! good job!

    63. This looks great – nice video too! This recipe is slightly different than the one I’m familiar with (which my parents made growing up). It didn’t include cheese but I bet it does allow for additional flavor!

    64. Welcome Liza, were happy to help.

    65. Sure thing. Where are you located? I could give you a range in USD

    66. Thanks for commenting chris. Kamusta dyan sa Saudi? Hinahanda ko na ang mga rekado for palabok and will post soon.

    67. I made ds last decmber 31 2011…it was great,i cnt believe it turned out that delicious!thnx for sharing this recipe!!!

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