Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Homemade Tocino #Recipe

One of the many  Filipino  dishes that my husband and  children likes is the tocino.  Tocino is one of the many popular pork dishes in the Philippines.  If you are Hispanic or know Spanish language, tocino means bacon.  It is a sweetened  cured pork.  We seldom have tocino because we buy it at an Asian market in Pittsburgh.  However, I learned how to make it at home  through watching YouTube videos.  Below is the recipe.


1/4 cup soy sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced (you can use garlic powder as well)
1/4 cup sprite
2 tbsp vinegar
1/4 cup pineapple juice (optional)
salt & pepper
1 lb pork (sliced thinly)
1 cup brown sugar
artificial food color (optional)

  • Combine the ingredients: brown sugar, food coloring, soy sauce, garlic and salt in a mixing bowl.
  • Put the sliced pork in the bowl and rub the mixture liberally on all sides of the pork.
  • You can either use a zip bag and put all the pork and mixture or in a tupperware container for curing the pork.
  • Put inside a refrigerator and cure for 2 to 3 days.
  • After curing the pork, you can either fry or grill it.  Or you can  divide it  and put them in  ziploc bags and freeze it for late consumption.  At least that's what I do, I make a big batch then freeze them.
  • Warm a pan in a medium high heat, laid out the tocino strips, put the juice in it too.  
  • Let it cook until the juice caramelized then add  3 tabsp oil and continue frying.
You can serve it with fried rice and fried eggs.  Filip\inos  popularly call these food combo, tosilog (tocino, sinagag, itlog - tocino, fried rice, and egg).  I love eating mine in a plain steamed rice with  salsa.  

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You can get creative with it.
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If you have left over, you can use it as toppings for your quiche.
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 My daughter love it with mushroom and risotto.

17 delicious comments:

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

I haven't heard of tocino before but love bacon. My stepmother-in-law was Filipino. This dish sounds interesting, I wish she'd made this.

Nico2317 said...

This looks so good, that you are getting me hungry. I loved how you combined everything.

Alli Smith said...

My family would love this dish. I like all the flavors and spices. I'd love to make this and serve it with fried rice.

candy said...

Oh man does this look good. Your making me so hungry. Love trying new dishes and making new foods.

AiringMyLaundry said...

Oh my gosh, yum, this looks great. I don't think I've ever had tocino before.

Anosa said...

I love when you can recreate some dishes which often you would have bought. I haven't tried many Filipino dishes but bacon dishes from any culture are my favourite

Ashley @Irishred02 said...

I love a good wing recipe! These look delicious, I want to eat them!

Tomi C said...

Thanks for sharing. I have a friend who makes tocino and it's so delicious served with rice.

Anita Anderson said...

I do not think I have heard of Tocino before. But this sure looks like a delicious recipe. Mmmm, good.

Pam said...

I have never had tocino before but it looks great! I need to try out this recipe, I love trying new foods.

Unknown said...

This sounds really good and I love that it is great with a lot of different dishes. I would love to try this.

Anonymous said...

I never heard of this dish but it looks delicious. I can't wait to try it. My kids love to help out in the kitchen too!

Unknown said...

I've never heard of Tocino but it does look and sound delicious! I am going to try it grilled.

Marysa said...

I've never heard of this before, but I like how versatile it is. I like the different versions and how you used the meat in your quiche. Looks like it isn't too difficult to make either.

Dina Demarest said...

Oh, Filipimo cuisine is one of the most liked food items here and I agree it is definitely tasty!

Amy said...

I've never heard of this before, but it looks Amazing! I may have to try it with a side or rice.

Adrienne said...

This looks fantastic. I like how great it looks once it's plated. I'm sure it tastes amazing as well!

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