Tocino is a cured process meat product famous and native in Philippines. We got this dish from the Spanish who dominated Philippines for long time ago. Tocino is a Spanish word which is used to describe cured meats. It is made from beef, chicken or “Pork Tocino”. The preparation is quite similar to bacon and ham. It is often reddish in color and has a sweet and savory taste.
Today, I will give you my version of Pork Tocino (Sweet Cured Pork) Homemade Recipe! Enjoy!
1 kilo pork belly (ham, butt or shoulder) cut into ¼ inch thin
¼ cup fruit juice (pineapple, apple) – optional
¼ tsp. natural red food coloring –optional
¾ cup brown sugar
2 tbsp. rice vinegar
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 tbsp. soy sauce
11/2 tbsp. salt
½ tbsp. finely ground black pepper
Combine all ingredients except for the pork slices in a big bowl and mix until well blended.
Add the pork and mix together using hand gloves to avoid stains then mix for several minutes to an hour.
Transfer to a container with cover and let it sit overnight.
Mix again for a couple of times before putting in the fridge. Cure for 24 hours or up to
And it’s ready to cook. You can cook and stir it with or without cooking oil. It’s up to you.
Serve while it’s hot for breakfast or anytime of the day.
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