Total Time
24hrs 30mins
Prep 24 hrs
Cook 30 mins

This is a Filipino breakfast meat , when served with Garlic fried rice and a fried egg this dish is called Tocilog. I usually also eat it with salted tomatoes. I'm am not claiming this recipe is authentic by any means, it also is made without any preservatives as authentic recipes usually include.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. mix all ingredients together in a large container with a lid.
  2. Adjust coloring as desired.(i prefer my tocino to look a bit more bold).
  3. Allow to stand in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours to allow flavors to permeate meat.
  4. It can also be stored in the freezer for later use.
  5. To prepare, place in a wide and deep skillet with around two cups of water. Simmer until meat is tender and water has evaporated.
  6. Add 2 to 3 tbsps oil and continue to cook until meat has caramelized, moving in pan regularly to prevent from burning.