Thursday, May 23, 2013

Homemade Tocino

There are days that I crave for rice breakfast and that is normal for Filipino, don't you think? Among the famous staple rice-meat combos in the Philippines are tosilog, tapsilog, longsilog and so on and so forth. But living abroad gives Filipino limited access to these foods. And if there's a chance to buy one, the price seems not fair. The 1/2 kilogram of the cured meats such as tocino and longganisa in Pinoy store cost €5.50 (that is about ₱290.00). I find this expensive, to think that I have all the ingredients in my cupboard to make one.

So one day, I bought a kilo of boneless pork shoulder and make my own tocino. Here it is.

Homemade Tocino


Ingredients: 

1 kg pork shoulder (preferably boneless and cut into thin strips)
1 cup sprite / 7-up
1 cup pineapple juice
2 cups brown sugar
6 tablespoonsketchup (banana/tomato)
4 tablespoons soy sauce (preferably light, if not available put 3 tbsp of water to produce lighter output)
2 cloves garlic (minced) or 1 tbsp garlic powder
5 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper


Procedures:
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl with cover. Make sure that all the meat are covered with the marinade. 
  2. Store it in the fridge (preferably the chiller) for at least 2 days to cure the meat properly. 
  3. Cooking the meat should be easy, just put it in the pan, pour some of the marinade and few tablespoons of water. 
  4. Let it simmer until all the liquid evaporates.
  5. Put some cooking oil and fry it. 
  6. Serve with fried rice or boiled rice, tomatoes and egg. 

You are free to adjust the amount of the ingredients depending on your taste. 



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43 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the recipe sis. I make tocino too but I use the mix that I buy from asian store hehehe.

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  2. oh wow, thanks for sharing, will make this one took, soooo yummy! i love rice, and i eat rice everyday, yes, for breakfast too :)

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  3. Wow! I should eat breakfast now with your post. HAHA I am also onto experimenting and cooking my own meals. This is something I haven't tried, so I think I'll be trying this one soon. Thanks for this :)

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  4. i love homemade tocino, i rarely buy one in groceries.. Will try your recipe one time, may 7-up pa ah it can add to the sweetness.

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  5. HAH! Good for you kung minsan ka lang nagke-crave ng rice at ulam! Me? I can never last a day without a meal consisting of rice. Lol. Well, we are all Pinoys in our home so our rice cooker is always turned on with hot rice in it. :D

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  6. Masarap yan sa Tusilog. Making one at home is a good idea since, processed tocino has its cons. Una na yung coloring na ginagamit.

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  7. Thanks for this recipe. Due to my busy sked I often buy the tocino mix by mamasita, but im not satisfied sa taste, ma try nga ito.

    Anna

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  8. Not really a fan of tocino... don't know! lol.

    i prefer longganiza and choriso! hehehe.

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  9. Thanks for the recipe! I miss having tocino for breakfast or for a meal. Can this be applied to chicken as well?

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  10. @Josiet, yes this recipe is also good on chicken.

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  11. I miss eating tocino too. It's been a year since the last time I have it. I think I have to give myself a try to make one from my kitchen.

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  12. Thank you for the recipe. Comparing to store-brought tocino, is your version too sweet or just right? Maybe I'd cut back on sugar for my first try :-)

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  13. @Aileen, to my personal taste my version of Tocino is just right when it comes to sweetness. But you can reduce the amount of sugar if you want to.

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  14. pwede po bng gawin toh kahit walang pineapple juice? or ano po yung pwede gawing substitue sa pineapple juice? ---reply pls/ need now. for our project.. thank you.

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  15. Hi, I never tried doing this without pineapple juice. It balances the sweetness of the meat. If you can't find any pineapple juice, grab a can of pineapple chunks or tidbits and use the juice there. Hope it goes well.

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  16. Thanks for this recipe. Will try this today!

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  17. Hi Sis, nangunguna sa search engine ang post na eto when I search about tocino!

    I'm so happy for you! Way to go!

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  18. Thank you very much..moved from Vancouver to upstate NY (very country) ........but not 1 Filipino store or restaurant. I know I can make this at home.

    Looking forward to it.

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  19. So happy to find this. I miss Filipino food sooo much. Looking forward to it.

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  20. Thank you very much..moved from Vancouver to upstate NY (very country) ........but not 1 Filipino store or restaurant. I know I can make this at home.

    Looking forward to it.

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  21. Hi po! Pde po b instead na pork,
    chicken gamitin ko? Pls.reply. Thanks po.

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  22. Ano po ang light soy sauce? Pde po b ang marca pina soy sauce.

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  23. Yes, you can use marca pina or silve swan soy sauce. But you may add little bit of water for lighter output.

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  24. You can use chicken instead of pork for this recipe.

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  25. Tried this and it was delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  26. Thank you for sharing this recipe! It has become a staple of our weekend breakfasts.

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  27. Hi. Thanks for the recipe and can't wait to try it. I just want to ask if I can freeze it after the curing time? And how long it can stay in the freezer? Planning to make a big batch kasi. Thanks ulit.

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  28. You can absolutely freeze homemade tocino. Maximum of three months is okay. Just make sure to pack them per size of one consumption since it is not advisable o re-freeze any food once removed from the freezer.

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  29. Lellibelliskitchen, glad you liked the recipe. :)

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  30. Hi I cant find sprite in albany..would lemonade be ok?

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  31. hi fridge lng po b ilalagay during the curing time or freezer?

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  32. Yes just store the meat for curing inside the fridge (chiller is preferable as the temperature there is controlled).

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  33. lemonade should be fine but there's a bit difference with the taste. 7-up will do as well.

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  34. Pwede ba eto sa beef tocino?

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  35. Masarap din e,makapagbenta nga sa north bridge

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  36. I'll try this for the first time bawal na kasi sa akin ang mga taba-taba thanks po

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  37. Hi mas malambot b at mas masarap gawing tocino ung pork shoulder tnx.

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  38. For me, pork shoulder is better than any other part. Yes it taste even better.

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  39. I don't use this recipe for beef though.

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  40. thanks for sharing this recipe ..im sure my kids and my husband will love this so kip it up..

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  41. Yung pineapple juice sweetened or unsweetened? Yung salt po ba 5 teaspoons talaga? Thank you! :)

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  42. Sweetened is better. Yes amount of salt is 5 teaspoons.

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