This recipe is our own recipe for Embutido, or Filipino style meat loaf, with a twist.  Gelinta de Fruitas is a Spanish dish, kind of like Jello with fruit salad inside.  It is also made with condensed milk.  This Filipino version uses the Embutido mixture placed on top of fruit cocktail in a pie dish and then baked.  We hope you enjoy it.

Embutido

·    1 kg ground pork or combination pork and beef

·    1/2 cup finely chopped carrots  

·    1 cup (6 slices) finely chopped (sweet or cooked) ham  

·     6 tbsp. minced green bell pepper  

·     6 tbsp. minced red bell pepper  

·    1/3 cup sweet pickle relish  

·    1/2 cup raisins

·    3 whole eggs

·   3 Vienna sausages  

·    1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese  

·    dash of liquid seasoning

·   3 tablespoons of oyster sauce

·    1/4 cup of tomato ketchup

·   1/8 cup of American style mustard

·   a few dashs of hot sauce 

·    salt & pepper, to taste  

·    1 tbsp. cornstarch

·   2 cans of fruit cocktail  

·    slices (wedges) of hard-cooked eggs  

·    slices (wedges) of Vienna sausage  

·    aluminum foil, 10″ x 12″ sizes

 

To make embutido, mix all ingredients except eggs, fruit cocktail and vienna sausages together, well.  Divide into portions (this recipe should make about 4 embutido)  Spread evenly on aluminum foil pieces about 1/2 inch thick.  Add wedges of hard boiled eggs and vienna sausages to the center of the mix, in a line.  Roll up the foil, folding the edges toward the center, until the eggs and sausages are completely covered by the mixture.  Wrap aluminum foil tightly and place embutido in steamer for one hour.  Let cool, unwrap, slice thinly and serve with your favourite sauces.

 

To make the Gelinta de Fruitas, once you have mixed the embutido ingredients, open the cans of fruit cocktail and drain. Add a single layer of fruit cocktail in the bottom of a 9 or 10 inch pie plate. Cover the fruit cocktail with a layer of the embutido mix.  Fill pie plates to about 1/2 inch from the top with mixture.  Smooth out, cover with aluminum foil and bake for 1 hour in a 350 degree (F) or 175 degree (c) oven.  Make sure aluminum foil is tightly sealed.   Let cool, slice and enjoy.