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Pork Embutido Recipe

The origin of Filipino Style Embutido can be traced when Spain colonized the Philippines for three and a half centuries beginning in the middle of the 15th century. During that time, the Spaniards introduced different recipes of their sausages such as Chorizo, Longaniza, and Embutido. It's for this reason why Embutido is regarded as a generic term for sausages in the Spanish language. In other words, "Embutido" belongs to a category of sausage recipes during the Spanish colonial period.

Like most Filipino dishes in Philippine culinary history, Embutido has evolved over the passage of time from its Spanish origin. Embutido was developed by Filipinos to suit their own taste and liking into some form of meatloaf. At present, Filipino Style Embutido is popularly known as the Philippine version of meatloaf.

Meatloaf, originally and usually, is made up of ground beef but because Filipino Style Embutido has its origins from Spanish pork sausages, this Philippine version of meatloaf is made out of ground pork.

Basically, ingredients of Philippine Pork Embutido are well seasoned ground pork, well beaten eggs, minced onion and carrots, vienna sausages or hotdogs, and whole boiled eggs. The ground pork, beaten eggs, onion, and carrot are mixed together and molded into a roll with the vienna sausages and hard boiled eggs placed within the center of the roll. Originally, the molded roll is wrapped with the use of banana leaves but the modern invention of aluminum foil has made the food preparation of Embutido a lot easier. The wrapped mixture is cooked by steaming and then stored in the freezer for several hours or even days before frying or sliced as is.

As in our recipe, variation of this dish can include the addition of liver spread, tomato sauce, pickles, raisins, shredded cheese, and bread. Other variations include the addition of chorizo, ham, pickles, cornstarch, condensed milk, butter, bell pepper, and pineapple tidbits.

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Pork Embutido Ingredients

Embutido Cooking Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients (except the hard boiled eggs and vienna sausages or hotdogs) and mix well until blended.
  2. Place a mound (about one cup per roll) of meat mixture in a sheet of oily greased aluminum foil. Put the slices of egg and sausages or hotdogs in the center of each mixture and form a 6-8" long by 2" diameter roll.
  3. Steam for 30-45 minutes. Remove from steamer and let cool.
  4. Make slices and you may either fry or eat it as is. Serve with catsup.



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60's original embotido
Hi! Way back in the 60's, there was a classmte of my sis in high school who cooks pack lunches as their business. One of my favorite was their embotido which was wrapped in pig's vein and steamed in foil. It was pure meat with raisins,green sweet peas, carrots, whole egg, sausages, etc. And the taste was delicious. It can be eaten straight from the fridge (cold) or eaten with mayonnaise on bread. Ebotidos nowadays are super grounded you dont see anymore the contents. Do you have a similar recipe? Can you post it? Thanks
#9 - paul tan - 08/15/2015 - 19:44
:-)I tried cooking this recipe, and the results are yummy!!! Will keep doing this again and again...Happy!!!!
#8 - Mimi Galang - 08/07/2014 - 21:06
I've tried this so many times and it's outstanding. This is the only online recipe that has the liver spread ingredient in it that i've grown up loving. For me this the ingredient that makes all the difference in this recipe. Everybody has to try this. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. More power to you.
#7 - L A Bad - 12/21/2013 - 12:36
;-)try nyong lutuin grabe ang sarap! sabi ng japanese husband ko masasarap daw pla ang pagkaing filipino:)
thanks! god bless and more power po!
#6 - che - 10/13/2012 - 19:04
Those look like...
Those look like very tasty dumplings.
#5 - hair salons - 11/30/2011 - 16:21
:-D love it.....
#4 - lirpa - 09/28/2011 - 06:44
This is my all time favorite food. i'll try this recipe on my own. thanks!
#3 - LALA - 09/12/2011 - 20:17
Thank you for the recipe, now its easy to me to cook ,whatever dish i want thnak u for big help!!!
#2 - ana - 01/27/2011 - 23:04
finally found a recipe for embotido with measurements good for a kilo.thanks much i'l try this recipe for my daughters b-day
#1 - reds - 11/02/2010 - 08:02
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