Thursday, October 2, 2008

Embutido or Filipino Meatloaf

Embutido is a traditional Filipino style of meatloaf, wrapped in an aluminum foil and steamed. This dish is very popular during fiestas, birthdays, Christmas, Noche Buena and many occasions.

The ingredients needed are the following:

*** 1 kilo minced pork
*** 3 raw eggs
*** 1 onion chopped finely
*** 2 tbsp soy sauce
*** 1/2 cup raisin/sultana
*** 1/2 cup sweet relish
*** 1 cup sausage/hotdog, chopped
*** 1/2 cup grated cheese
*** 2 hard boiled eggs quartered
*** 1/2 cup finely chopped carrots
*** 3 tbsp bread crumbs
*** Salt & pepper, to taste


1. In a large bowl, combined all the ingredients except for the hard boiled eggs
2. Mix well, until blended.
3. Spread half of the mixture in an aluminum foil. (enough to make one roll)
4. Arrange the hard boiled eggs on top.
5. Roll the mixture over to form a jelly rod.
6. Roll tightly and wrap in aluminum foil, seal both ends. Repeat with the remaining pork mixture. This can make 2 jelly roll depending on how big /small you want it.
7. Place the roll in a steamer for one hour. Chill.
8. Remove from wrapping before serving.