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Sweet and Sour Embutido Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 lb ground pork
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup carrots, minced
- 1/2 cup bell peppers, minced
- 1/2 cup onions, minced
- 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special equipment needed:
- Aluminum foil
- Steamer

Step-by-step instructions:
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground pork, bread crumbs, raisins, carrots, bell peppers, onions, sweet pickle relish, eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
2. Spread a sheet of aluminum foil on a flat surface. Place the meat mixture on the foil and shape it into a rectangular log.
3. Roll the foil tightly around the meat mixture and twist both ends to seal.
4. Place the embutido in a steamer and steam for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until fully cooked.
5. While waiting for the embutido to cook, prepare the sweet and sour sauce. In a saucepan, combine ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce, and cornstarch. Mix well and cook over medium heat until the sauce thickens.
6. Once the embutido is fully cooked, remove it from the steamer and let it cool for a few minutes. Remove the foil and slice the embutido into 1/2-inch thick pieces.
7. Pour the sweet and sour sauce over the embutido slices and serve.


- Time:
Preparation time: 20 minutes
- Cooking time: 45 minutes to 1 hour
Temperature:
- Steaming temperature: 100°C
Serving size:
- 4-6 servings

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 420
- Total fat: 20g
- Cholesterol: 120mg
- Sodium: 950mg
- Total carbohydrates: 35g
- Dietary fiber: 2g
- Sugars: 22g
- Protein: 25g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Ground beef or chicken can be used instead of ground pork.
- Raisins can be substituted with chopped dried apricots or cranberries.
- Sweet pickle relish can be substituted with chopped sweet pickles.
- Cornstarch can be substituted with flour or arrowroot powder.

Variations:
- Add chopped hard-boiled eggs or cheese to the meat mixture for added flavor.
- Use different vegetables such as celery, zucchini, or mushrooms.
- Add hot sauce or chili flakes to the sweet and sour sauce for a spicy kick.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to tightly seal the embutido with aluminum foil to prevent water from getting in.
- Use a meat thermometer to check if the embutido is fully cooked. The internal temperature should reach 160°F.
- Let the embutido cool down before slicing to prevent it from falling apart.
- Serve the sweet and sour embutido with steamed rice or mashed potatoes.

Storage instructions:
- Store leftover embutido in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- To reheat, place the embutido slices in a microwave-safe dish and microwave on high for 1-2 minutes or until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
- Arrange the embutido slices on a platter and pour the sweet and sour sauce over them.
- Garnish with chopped scallions or parsley.

Pairings:
- Serve with steamed rice or mashed potatoes.
- Pair with a side salad or steamed vegetables.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the sweet and sour sauce is too thick, add more water or vinegar to thin it out.
- If the embutido falls apart while slicing, let it cool down for a few more minutes.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to cook the embutido thoroughly to prevent foodborne illness.
- Wash your hands and all utensils thoroughly before and after handling raw meat.

Food history:
- Embutido is a Filipino meatloaf that is usually served during special occasions such as birthdays and holidays.

Flavor profiles:
- The embutido is savory and slightly sweet, while the sweet and sour sauce is tangy and slightly spicy.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve the sweet and sour embutido as a main dish for lunch or dinner.

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Region: Philippine

Taste: Tangy, Sweet, Sour, Savory