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Tuesday, May 25, 2010


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)
1-2 Eggs
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.
  1. First Mix together the ground meat, carrots, onions, and salt and pepper.  
  2. Add the egg until it is fully incorporated.
  3. Slowly add the panko until it binds well.   
  4. 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. 
  5. 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. 
  6. Make sure the longer end is facing you, place the eggs, sausage, and cheese about 2 inches from the bottom.   
  7. Slowly roll up the end until it is a long tube.
  8. Pinch the ends of the foil to make sure it is tightly sealed. 
  9. Steam for about 15-20 minutes.
  10. Let it rest for about 10 minutes and than slice.
  11. Service with a side a rice :D.

Chicken with the Filipino hot dog
Beef version


  1. What a nice mom you have! Can I borrow her? I need a cooking break.


  2. Sure, she needs a vacation anyway :D

  3. love dipping it on catsup and paired with hot rice :D mmmm!!