Embutido ~ Filipino Meatloaf
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Traditional Filipino meatloaf. A family favourite and perfect when you've got the hankering for some comfort food.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Filipino
Serves: 6
  • 2 lbs ground pork (you can do 1 lb ground pork and 1 lb ground beef. I used 2 lbs ground beef because we own and operate a beef farm and that's what we had on hand)
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, sliced
  • 12 Vienna sausages or 6 hot dogs, cut in half lengthwise (I don't use either because this household isn't a fan of Vienna sausages)
  • ½ cup sweet relish
  • ½ cup tomato sauce (some people use ketchup)
  • 1 cup red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 cup green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 cup onion, minced
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cups bread crumbs (I make my own bread crumbs by reserving the crusts from Little One's sandwiches when I make her bento lunches and then freeze them. To make crumbs, take bread, toast them in oven, then pulse in food processor. Add favourite spices if desired)
  • 2 eggs to bind
  1. Add ground into a large mixing bowl. Add the bread crumbs. Crack 2 eggs, add to meat and bread crumb mixture. Make sure to miix well.
  2. Add the carrots, red and green pepper, onion, pickle relish, and mix well.
  3. Add the raisins, tomato sauce, salt, and pepper then mix well.
  4. Separate mixture into two batches. This recipe makes 2 Embutidos.
  5. Lay tin foil on counter or flat working surface. Place meat mixture on tin foil and flatten it.
  6. Put sliced vienna sausage and sliced boiled eggs in the middle of the flat meat mixture.Make a row of eggs and a row of sausage.
  7. Roll the foil to form a "log" with the sausage and egg in the middle of the meat mixture.
  8. Secure edges of the foil. Do this again for your second Embutido.
  9. You can place the embutido in a steamer and let cook for 1 hour. I actually just bake it in the oven at 375 degrees for 1 hour.
  10. Let cool. Many people actually refrigerate until cool and then they slice and serve.
  11. Many Filipinos serve Embutido with rice. Oh, and if you want to eat Embutido like a Filipino, drizzle ketchup on your Embutido! Enjoy!
For yummy results, my mom says to brown the sliced Embutido the next day in a pan with a bit of oil to get the Embutido crispy.
Recipe by Life on Manitoulin at https://lifeonmanitoulin.com/2014/05/embutido-filipino-meatloaf.html