A couple months after The Baby was born, The Mother spent a month with us. It was nice to have Grandma watch The Baby for a while and during that time she started to cook and show me some of her recipes. This is around the time when I really started to explore my cooking and baking skills. One of the things she showed me was embutido. For those that doesn't know what it is, it is a Filipino meatloaf. The main source of cooking this is steaming it and than you could fry or bake it if you like. I personally like the steam version because it is generally healthier or at least I like to tell myself that one ;D. Right before The Mother went back to California, she stocked me up with about 10 of them (they freeze beautifully). This was a staple in my house for a long time. Around Thanksgiving I attempted to make it and it was a huge hit (I have been meaning to post this for a while).
1 Lb of Your Choice of Ground Meat (Beef, Chicken, etc)
2 Carrots (Minced or Shredded)
1/2 Onion (Minced or Shredded)
2 Hard Boil Egg
2 Vienna Sausage or 1 Filipino Hot dog
A slice of Velveeta Cheese about 1/2 inch thick
Panko - Enough to bind
Salt and Pepper to taste.
- First Mix together the ground meat, carrots, onions, and salt and pepper.
- Add the egg until it is fully incorporated.
- Slowly add the panko until it binds well.
- Spread out the mixture on a sheet of foil (make sure the foil has at least 1 inch more than the meat mixture) into a shape of a rectangle. I would say about 8 x 11.
- Take the egg and slice it in 4 equal pieces,than cut the sausages into two pieces, and than slice the cheese into a long cube.
- Make sure the longer end is facing you, place the eggs, sausage, and cheese about 2 inches from the bottom.
- Slowly roll up the end until it is a long tube.
- Pinch the ends of the foil to make sure it is tightly sealed.
- Steam for about 15-20 minutes.
- Let it rest for about 10 minutes and than slice.
- Service with a side a rice :D.
Chicken with the Filipino hot dog