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Filipino Recipe - Embutido

Embutido is a traditional Filipino style meatloaf, wrapped in an aluminum foil and steamed. There are so many ingredients needed and preparation time to make this recipe, but once it is prepared and cooked it can be stored and freeze, it is the perfect dish for those unexpected guests.

Embutido - Filipino style meatloaf

Embutido - Filipino style meatloaf


  • 1 kilo minced pork
  • 3 raw eggs
  • 1 onion chopped finely
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup raisin/sultana
  • 1/2 cup sweet relish
  • 1 cup sausage/hotdog, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese
  • 2 hard boiled eggs quartered
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped carrots
  • 3 tbsp bread crumbs
  • Salt & pepper, to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combined all the ingredients except for the hard boiled eggs
  2. Mix well, until blended.
  3. Spread half of the mixture in an aluminum foil. (enough to make one roll)
  4. Arrange the hard boiled eggs on top.
  5. Roll the mixture over to form a jelly rod.
  6. Roll tightly and wrap in aluminum foil, seal both ends. Repeat with the remaining pork mixture. This can make 2 jelly roll depending on how big /small you want it.
  7. Place the roll in a steamer for one hour. Chill.
  8. Remove from wrapping before serving.

There are many ways to serve embutido:

  • Serve as cold cuts -slice and decorate with tomatoes, cucumber or lettuce, run a small portion of tomato sauce on top.
  • You can lightly pan fried the whole embutido then slice, serve with your favourite tomato sauce and eat it with boiled rice.
  • Leftover embutido are ideal as sandwich filling.

Embutido is a common sight on the tables of Filipino families celebrating their fiestas, birthdays or any special occasions. It is also a popular dish for Christmas Noche Buena.

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Ady tan on September 25, 2014:

What to do if my embutido gets salty? Really salty... The container's lid accidentally fell and its content (salt) were on to the embutido already?tinanggal ko un iba pero salty pa din...

jeanny destura on February 09, 2012:

i love your recipe this is the traditional way of making embutido.simple and easy.great job. im going to try this and hope friends will be delighted.

lizdelrosario on January 04, 2012:

love the embutido recipes thanks so much for sharing it to us,cooking made easy with a help from you:)

Flordeliza Martin hori on December 16, 2011:

Thanks for the recipes it can help me much....

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GERALD on December 15, 2011:

Sarap nmn yan patikim nmn ohhh

bubby on November 27, 2011:

embutido is my favorite. I have to try this recipe.

Maria Boehme on November 15, 2011:

I love embutido since I was a kid. Though myself my other siblings grew up with housemaids, and one time my Dad hired a chef cook who works in a restaurant and Dad gave him one spare room so he can cooks food for us. Imagine feeding 7 Boys and 3 girls(I'm one of the girls). The boys have learned to cook and luckily the girls just eat lol! Oh yes! we eat fresh cooked meals everyday and we felt like we dine out everyday. Today I gave Embutido Recipe to a spanish guy who runs his own restaurant in Australia. And he was very appreciative and happy that I was willing to help. Thank you too for posting your recipes because it's helping people to appreciate good and healthy cooking. All the Best! Maria Boehme

shaina on September 14, 2011:

so delicious i love it and i like to eat fish embutido

J. Harom on September 08, 2011:

One ingredient is missing - Red Bell Peppers.

joyce l moyano on July 24, 2011:

wow its delicios im hungry

jenny on July 02, 2011:

can I used minced beef instead of pork coz my fiancé is a Muslim and we don't eat pork.

Lhilswiss on March 20, 2011:

oh, I love this embotido not only me that i'd like,but also all my friends .They ordered me a lot thanks for the recepe, now not only i know to make, but i have a little buseness.Then, my family they like it too so so much.Again thanks for the recepe tsuppppppppppppp.............

rhen on April 17, 2010:

you can used the salty egg instead of the regular boiled egg. it adds to the flavor...

cynthia on March 09, 2010:

thank you for the recipe

batoy on March 06, 2010:

i really like ur embutido.THIS IS THE BEST!!!!!!!

CIARA on January 31, 2010:


julz on January 13, 2010:

wow,i love it!i'll make some

Fate on December 30, 2009:

i think reno is an ingredient too of an embutido...

enteng on December 22, 2009:

hi,thank you for the recipe i like it

Alfred on December 22, 2009:

Thank you for this recipe,my family love it

jhane on December 08, 2009:

hi,nice to see ur procedure how to make embutido.i like it

chen on September 29, 2009:

thx sa recipe..........i will try do make it...........

Mhengay on August 02, 2009:

Thank you for this recipe, I will try to make it because my husband like it.

michelle on July 02, 2009:

hi.... help me because i'm cooked filipino recipes egg

Vivian Araullo from San Francisco Bay Area on February 10, 2009:

Hello MM! Lovin; your recipe bubs. Re embotido, if you substitute hotdog with chorizo you get a great flavor too...and I use oatmeal instead of breadcrumbs, works well, plus less work.

CDB on January 11, 2009:

The ingredients were not complete which resulted into a bland taste.

hibiscus_mel from Marlton, New Jersey on December 06, 2008:

Nice hub. I would like to try this.;-)

Jack Burton from The Midwest on June 06, 2008:

This looks masarap.

My lovely wife is from the Philippines, and this old farm boy from southern Illinois had to learn to eat a lot of strange food that I had never dreamed existed. Some of it I don't even want to think about. :)

You’re welcome to mouse over to my hub and take a look at how a traditional Filipino recipe is looked at through American eyes.

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