Embutido is a type of meatloaf prepared the Filipino style. It is a usual meal prepared by Filipino families for Noche Buena or Media noche.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 supermarkets.
Though preparation takes a lot of work to do, but once you're done you'll definitely forget all the hard work because with wonderful taste and aroma, this dish is indeed very yummy!
You can serve this as a cold cut or you can even fry it after steaming.
For those of you who want to enjoy homemade Embutido, here's the recipe for you:
- 2 lbs ground pork
- 12 pcs vienna sausage or 6 pcs hotdogs, cut in half lengthwise
- 3 pcs hard boiled eggs, sliced
- 1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 2 pcs 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.)
- 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 thouroughly
- 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 cylinderlocking 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!
Number of servings (yield): 6
There are many variations how it can be served:
- Cut into rings, and deep-fry the pieces.
- Cut into rings and served as cold cuts.
- Can be served with catsup or gravy.