PORK TOCINO (Sweetened Cured Pork)

Tocino or tosino is a cured meat product native to the Philippines. It is usually made out of pork and is similar to ham and bacon although beef is also used. It is often reddish in color and has a sweetish taste. Its name is derived from the Spanish word tocino, which is used to describe bacon or cured meat.

The meat is sliced into thin strips. Anise wine, annato, water, salt, sugar, and saltpeter are combined in a container. Each strip is then sprinkled with the mixture and then stacked in a separate container, which is covered and kept refrigerated for about three days to cure.

Tocino is usually fried in oil or boiled in water, depending on how moist it is desired. Actually, the original tocino is marinated only with salt, sugar, and saltpeter, although pineapple juice may be added for a slightly tart flavor. Some of the Kapampangans who make tocino mix it for 2 to 3 hours in order to achieve the thickness and softness of the meat then leave it overnight in room temperature before serving it. The Kapampangans call it burong babi (fermented pork)

My ate pinky and I both looove Tocino.We can eat it anyday,anytime. Here’s our homemade Tocino Recipe:

1 kg Pork,Pork Chops or loin with fat
1/2 cup Sugar
1 tsp Salt
a pinch of Salitre
1 cup 7up or Sprite
Red Food Color (Optional)
  • Combine all the ingredients.Mix well.
  • Set aside in the fridge for about a day.
  • Fry until cooked.Serve with fried rice.

But if you’re too busy,or too lazy or you just wanna have Tocino right this minute, there’s one thing you can do….

Just go out and buy some… Hahaha..
Our favorite brand of tocino is Mekeni.. what’s yours?

Never miss a recipe

Get updates on your inbox, 100% spam-free
You May Also Like

5 Responses

  1. thanks ate peachy! i know i can find a lot of recipe online but i prefer to ask you as i trust your taste when it comes to food..will try it later.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Hi, Peachy here!

I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →






my photos on delishbook