When I think of comfort food, I picture myself sitting around a bustling dinner table surrounded by my family and the copious amounts of delicious eats excitedly chatting away about the events of the long day and the first dish that instantly comes to mind is Embutido. At every family occasion, whether it be special event, an informal gathering or a holiday, you will be sure to see an enticing plate of Embutido, a Filipino-Style Meatloaf.
What’s the difference between regular meatloaf and embutido? Embutido is usually rolled into a log shape in foil and then baked or steamed. And it always includes whole eggs and hot dogs or vienna sausages.
When it’s cut up, the visual presentation is lovely (perfect for entertaining!) and once you take a bite out of it… you will wonder why all meatloaf doesn’t taste this good! Yes, this may just be your new go-to meatloaf. Trust me, it’s awesome.
Memories of childhood quickly flows in once I take a bite of embutido dipped in some ketchup, followed by a spoon of steamed rice. Yum! True comfort food.
I use to think it looked like it took so much effort, but really it’s a few simple ingredients chopped up and mixed together, wrapped in a foil and then baked. Simple! What’s great is that these also freeze very well so you can always prep your meals in advance.
I hope you enjoy this recipe and make sure you eat it with rice! Not quinoa or a side of veggies… rice! Good ol’ steamed white rice. Otherwise you’d just be missing the true experience. And you don’t want to mess with a good thing.
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1 pound ground pork
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 carrot, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
- 2 Tbsp sweet relish
- 1/4 cup of raisins (you may omit if you like)
- 2 eggs, beaten
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 4 Hardboiled Eggs
- 1 Container of Vienna Sausages
- 1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- 2) Combine the sugar and soy sauce in a small bowl, stir until sugar dissolves, and set aside.
- 3) In a large bowl, combine the pork, beef and vegetables. Add the beaten eggs, the soy and sugar mix, and the black pepper to the meat mixture and stir until everything is well-combined (using your hands is the best for this!)
- 4) Evenly divide the meat mixture between two sheets of aluminum foil about 15-inches long.
- Spread the meat into a rectangle in the middle of the foil, and then place filling (hard boiled eggs, hot dogs and/or Vienna Sausages) in the center of the meat
- 5) Tightly roll the meat over the filling using the foil and into a log shape. Twist the ends of the foil closed, ensuring the meat is tightly packed
- 6) Place the rolled meat onto a cookie sheet (line the cookie sheet with more foil, as the meat will leak fat and juices), then place in the oven for 1 hour to 1 hour and 20 minutes.
- Allow the meat to cool in the foil before unwrapping. Once meat is cool, unrwrap and slice and serve with white rice.