I prepared tocino yesterday and it was my first try. I bought 1 kilo of pork (pigue) and 1/4 pork fat sliced into 1/4-inch thick. I researched (online) for its recipe but I found out that some of the ingredients are not available at our public market, so I experimented a bit. I didn't put any food coloring.
- 1 kilo of pork and 1/4 kilo of pork fat, sliced into 1/4 inch thick
- 1-1/2 tablespoons of salt
- 10 tablespoons of brown sugar
- garlic powder
- black ground pepper
- 100 mL of soda (i used sprite)
- 400 mL pineapple juice
Combine sugar, salt, pepper, vetsin and garlic powder.
Coat the sliced pork evenly in the mixture. Put in a container then pour soda and pineapple juice. Cover it and keep refrigerated for at least 24 hours.