Pork Tocino

Pork Tocino is a popular Filipino breakfast dish often served with salted eggs and tomatoes with garlic fried rice. Pork Tocino is a sweet cured meat that is similar to ham and bacon. Thinly sliced boneless pork meat with fat cured in salt, sugar and various spices with no added preservative then refrigerated for few days before cooking.

Pork Tocino is often served with fried egg and fried rice also known as ToSiLog (Tocino, Sinangag at Itlog). You can also make chicken tocino using the same ingredients below. Double up on the ingredients and freeze the rest for later use.

Watch the video below to visually guide you on how to make a delicious Pork Tocino at home. The instructions below will guide you every step of the way.

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  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup banana ketchup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp garlic, minced or chopped
  • 1-2 tsp annatto (achuete) powder (depends on how reddish you want)
  • 2 lbs boneless pork meat (pork butt, shoulder or belly) sliced into 1/4 inch thick
  • water for cooking

  1. In a wide bowl, combine pineapple juice and banana ketchup, and stir. Add brown sugar, salt, garlic and annatto powder. Whisk to dissolve and combine all ingredients. Add pork slices and mix until all meat is evenly coated with marinade. Cover bowl or transfer in a covered container. Refrigerate for at least 48 hours before cooking. 
  2. HOW TO COOK: (watch video above to visually guide you every step of the way) In a wide pan, add marinated pork and marinade juice. Add enough water to cover the meat. Bring into a boil for few minutes and reduce heat to simmer. Continue to simmer until meat is tender. Add more water if needed. (If meat used has no fat, add cooking oil if needed) Stir occasionally and cook until tocino starts to sizzle and meat has caramelized, and brownish red in color. 
  3. Transfer in a serving plate and serve with salted eggs (or fried eggs), chopped tomatoes and garlic fried rice. Share with family and friends and Enjoy!

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