Two days ago, I cooked Embutido, a festive Filipino version of meatloaf. It is a sausage-shaped dish seasoned with spices and vegetables. It is steamed rather than fried or baked.
This enticing Embutido can be eaten right after being steamed but I prefer if it is cold, so I put it in the fridge for a few hours before serving. I like to eat this delicious Embutido as a starter or as a main dish. I heard that some people like it when it is fried. It is best served with steam rice and ketchup. I noticed that it also goes along well with homemade green papaya pickles and homemade Kimchi.
In this recipe, I did not use raisins simply because I don’t like it. Next time I’m going to make Embutido, I will try to use bacon or high quality sausage instead of hard boiled egg and hotdogs.
So, if you who want to enjoy homemade Embutido, here’s the recipe for you:
Ingredients for 8 servings:
- 500 grams minced pork
- 3 pieces raw fresh eggs
- 2 cups bread crumbs
- 200 grams shredded mozarilla cheese
- 4 pieces hard boiled eggs, sliced quarterly
- Hotdogs or sausage or bacon, cooked
- 1 piece small carrot, minced
- 20 pieces spring onions, minced
- 1 medium size onion, minced
- 1 medium size yellow bell pepper, minced
- 1 medium size red bell pepper, minced
- 2 tablespoons oyster sauce, minced
- 5 tablespoons of tomato sauce
- 7 tablespoons Kikkoman soy sauce or according to your desired taste
- 1 teaspoon white pepper
- 1 roll aluminum foil
- Put the minced pork in a big mixing bowl.
- Crack the raw eggs. Add the bread crumbs, soy sauce, oyster sauce, tomato sauce, and white pepper. Mix well.
- Add shredded mozarilla cheese, carrots, onion, spring onions, yellow and red bell pepper. Mix the mixture thoroughly.
- Place the meat mixture in an aluminum foil. Flatten it.
- Put in a slice of sausage and a slice of boiled eggs alternately on the middle of the flat meat mixture.
- Roll the foil to form a cylinder. Make sure that the sausage and egg are in the middle of the meat mixture. Then, lock the edges of the foil.
- Boil the water in a steamer. When the water is boiling, place the foiled Embutido in a steamer. Let it cook for 1 hour.
- Take it out from the steamer and let it cool down.
- Once it’s cooled, put it in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
- Slice, serve, share and savor!