Embutido is a generic term used for a type of sausage found in Spain, Portugal, Philippines, and several South American countries. Usually embutidos are similar to other European sausages where it made out of minced meat mixed with other spices and ingredients and wrapped in pig’s intestines. Philippine embutido is different, though it contains mince meats and other ingredients the similarity stops there because this dish is not wrapped in an intestine but in an aluminium foil or any equivalent then steamed; just think of it as a steamed wrapped meatloaf.

This dish can be chilled or frozen after steaming and served as is or pan fried, a good food item in your kids lunchbox which can be paired with rice or pandesal.


800g minced pork
8 pcs Vienna sausages, chipolata or cocktail hotdogs, sliced
2 boiled small cardaba banana, mashed
4 tbsp flour
2 sweet large pickles, chopped
1 carrots, chopped
1 small white onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup green peas
2 eggs, beaten
4 hard-boiled eggs, cut in half


1. In a mixing bowl mix all ingredients together except for the hard boiled eggs and sliced sausages. Mix well.
2. Place mixture in an aluminium foil then place eggs and sausages on the middle. Form a cylindrical shaped roll then wrap it tightly with foil.
3. Place it on a steamer then steam for an hour. Remove from steamer and let it cool for 15 minutes, slice with foil on, remove the foil individually then serve as is or shallow fried with ketchup.

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17 thoughts on “Embutido

  1. sarap! one of my favorite dishes cooked by my mother.. i remember she’s using ‘sinsal’ or pork caul before whenever she cooks embotido.. i like it better when fried just a little bit then sliced with matching ketchup..

  2. In Portugal we actually use the term “enchido”. “Embutido” is apparently used in Brazil – though I’m not sure. The Northeastern and Southern regions of Portugal produce some of my favourite “enchidos”. :))) Some of them can be flame-cooked over alcohol… yum!

  3. I wasn’t sure what this was from the picture because I’ve never seen sausage with an egg in the middle. What a great bite of food! I love this! And even though it doesn’t “look” easy to make, it sounds easy. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I wish i can try this right now. The idea of steamed meat, sausage, and egg just makes me hungry. love all kinds of sausages and I personally have not found a sausage that I don’t like so far. Thanks for sharing this dish!!

  5. This is gorgeous. I love the beautiful hard-boiled eggs inside. :) Yes, this would definitely make a great lunch in my kids lunch packs. Can’t wait to give it a try.

  6. Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole’s Chatter is all about meatloaf. I do hope you link this nice one in. This is the link . Please do pop back to check out some of the other links. Have a great week.

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