Pork Tocino is a traditional Filipino breakfast made with pork slices cured in salt, pepper, and garlic. Typically served with garlic fried rice and eggs, it's a truly scrumptious breakfast treat!
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Pork Tocino

Pork Tocino is a traditional Filipino breakfast made with pork slices cured in salt, pepper, and garlic. Typically served with garlic fried rice and eggs, it's a truly scrumptious breakfast treat!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 433kcal
Author: Kawaling Pinoy

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds pork butt, sliced to 1/4-inch thick
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 drops red food coloring
  • water
  • 2 tablespoons oil

Instructions

  • In a bowl, combine pork, sugar, salt, garlic and red food coloring. Massage meat with curing mixture until well-distributed and evenly colored. Store in a covered container or ziplock bag and refrigerate overnight to cure.
  • In a pan over medium heat, add pork including marinade and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer until meat is tender and cooked through, adding more water in 1/2 cup increments as needed. 
  • When water is completely absorbed and meat is tender, add oil and cook, stirring regularly, until meat caramelizes. Serve hot.

Nutrition

Serving: 142g | Calories: 433kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.8g | Protein: 26.6g | Fat: 24.8g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 949mg | Potassium: 385mg | Sugar: 25.3g | Vitamin C: 1% | Calcium: 3% | Iron: 9%