Embutido is a Filipino style meatloaf which is formed into a log, wrapped in a tin foil and steamed. It is usually serve on special occasions like Christmas and fiestas. It is easy to make and its ingredients are readily available in stores too, this is a must –try Filipino meal. Similar to Hopia this looks intimidating to make, but once you try it, this will become one of your meal rotations.
Making Embutido is pretty easy to do. You just mix the pork, chorizo, relish, egg, onion pour the mixture on a foil and top the mixture with sausage and boil it. Yes, the rolling part is kind of tricky. If you watch the video, you can see me stumbling with it too, but as long as you form it into a log, it is good to go… then steaming make the it firmer and manageable to slice when done. So, gently and patiently roll your it into a log and steam it for 45 minutes to an hour –depending on how thick it is.
I often make Embutido in a batch and I just freezer them when we are ready to eat them, I thaw it beforehand and simply re-steam or heat the Embutido before serving. Some people prefer to fry their Embutido andit actually add delicious ness to it, but I thought it is too much work doing so.
Embutido is one of my kids’ Filipino food favorite. My daughter can eat the whole log if she is allowed to. My son drench it with ketchup and eat it with rice. My husband and I love its convenience, so we pack it for our lunch.
What I love this meal?
I can make a whole large batch and freeze it.
It is very portable for lunch pack.
Safest food to make for my kids. Embutido is onw of their Filipino food favorite.
I want to think Embutido is healthy too, if you use lean ground meat. So let’s just agree it’s healthy and MAKE THIS …
- 2.5 Lean Ground beef
- 2 boxes 2 oz raisin
- 2 eggs
- 1 bell pepper chopped ( 1/2 green bell pepper and 1/2 red bell pepper)
- 1/2 tablespoon pepper
- 1/2 tablespoon salt
- 1/2 cup relish
- 1 cup thawed peas and carrot
- 4 pieces Chinese sausage finely chopped (optional)
- EXTRA FILLING
- 2-3 cans Vienna Sausage
- boiled eggs
- Mix all of the ingredients - EXCEPT THE EXTRA FILLING- in a small bowl and flatten mixture on a foil and roll into a log. PLEASE SEE VIDEO FOR THE PROCESS.
- Steam for 45 minutes or an hour and serve hot.