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Tocino Recipe
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Homemade Pork Tocino

Sweet cured red pork is a Filipino favorite. This is a popular breakfast dish served with fried rice and eggs. This recipe shows you how to make tocino at home.
Prep Time12 hrs
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time12 hrs 20 mins
Course: Pork
Keyword: pork tocino, tocino, tosilog
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 325kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 lbs. pork ham
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Prague powder #1
  • 3/4 cups granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sodium phosphate
  • 1/4 cup anisette liquor
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup crushed garlic
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Vitamin C powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red food coloring


  • Slice the pork ham to about ¼ inch thickness
  • Dissolve the sodium phosphate in 5 tablespoons of water.
  • Except for the meat, combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well
  • Apply the combined mixture to the meat by rubbing. Make sure that the mixture is evenly distributed across the meat
  • Place the mixed ingredients in a covered container
  • Store the covered container (with meat and mixture) in room temperature for 14 hours. It may also be refrigerated but would take at least 3.5 days to complete.



Serving: 6g | Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 2197mg | Potassium: 646mg | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.1mg