Homemade Pork Tocino
Pork Tocino is a hearty Filipino dish served for breakfast with a sunny side up eggs and garlic fried rice. Sweet and garlicky, it's sure to be a family favorite.
Servings: 8 Servings
- 2 pounds pork butt, sliced to 1/4-inch thick
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 drops red food coloring
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
In a bowl, combine pork, sugar, salt, garlic, pepper, 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.
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: 0.8mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.6mg