Homemade Pork Tocino
Pork Tocino is a Filipino dish cured in sugar, salt, pepper, and garlic. It's typically served with garlic fried rice and eggs for a delicious breakfast treat!
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.
- For a tender chew, slice the pork across the grain.
- Not a fan of food coloring? Substitute about 1 teaspoon atsuete powder or 1/4 cup of banana ketchup.
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