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.
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.
Watch the Embutido cooking video:
- 2 lbs. ground pork
- 12 pieces vienna sausage or 6 pcs hotdogs, cut in half lengthwise
- 3 hard boiled eggs, sliced
- ½ cup sweet pickle relish
- ½ cup tomato sauce
- 2 raw eggs
- 2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
- 1 cup red bell pepper, minced
- 1 cup green bell pepper, minced
- 1½ 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.)
- Place the ground pork in a large container
- Add the bread crumbs then break the raw eggs and add it in. Mix well
- Put-in the carrots, bell pepper (red and green), onion, pickle relish, and cheddar cheese. Mix thoroughly
- Add the raisins, tomato sauce, salt, and pepper then mix well.
- Place the meat mixture in an aluminum foil and flatten it. (see video for guidance)
- Put in the sliced vienna sausage and sliced boiled eggs alternately on the middle of the flat meat mixture.
- 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.
- Place in a steamer and let cook for 1 hour.
- Place inside the refrigerator until temperature turns cold
- Slice and serve. Share and Enjoy!