Taste of Home: Embutido

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.

Savory Embutido served with homemade green papaya pickles. :-)

Savory Embutido served with homemade green papaya pickles. 🙂

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


  1. Put the minced pork in a big mixing bowl.
  2. Crack the raw eggs. Add the bread crumbs, soy sauce, oyster sauce, tomato sauce, and white pepper. Mix well.
  3. Add shredded mozarilla cheese, carrots, onion, spring onions, yellow and red bell pepper. Mix the mixture thoroughly.
  4. Place the meat mixture in an aluminum foil. Flatten it.
  5. Put in a slice of sausage and a slice of boiled eggs alternately on the middle of the flat meat mixture.
  6. 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.
  7. Boil the water in a steamer. When the water is boiling, place the foiled Embutido in a steamer. Let it cook for 1 hour.
  8. Take it out from the steamer and let it cool down.
  9. Once it’s cooled, put it in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  10. Slice, serve, share and savor!