For weeks, I’ve been craving for this dish my grandmother used to make, embotido. Back then, if i remember correctly, she used ground pork. I’ve tried it again with ground chicken, and I loved it just as much. If you’re wondering what this log of meat is all about, think filipino flavored, chicken meatloaf.
When I was in my teens, I had this when my grandmother was still alive, and the next time I had it was less than a year ago, when my sister-in-law’s family made it, and gave us some. I was day dreaming while eating it, hence the reason of me eating it ALL!
You can cook it using the oven or steamer. And although I haven’t tried this baked, (only because I NEED to use my steamer, otherwise, my husband will prove himself right, that I “flood our kitchen with things we don’t need”) having it steamed was delicious!
I love this dish because it tastes great, and you don’t get that nasty feeling after eating a kilo of meat… you somehow still feel like you can still go for a walk.
Here’s what you need:
- 1 kilo ground chicken
- 1 large yellow onion, finely minced
- 1 large red bell pepper, finely minced
- 1 large yellow bell pepper, finely minced
- 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 cup gluten free bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup sweet relish
- 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup finely minced carrots
- 3/4 cup shredded cheddar
- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.
- Using a sheet of foil, Place about 1 cup of the mixture in the center, forming a log, then twist the sides. It should resemble the wrapping of a tootsie roll. Repeat until mixture is gone
- Steam for about 40 minutes. Allow to cool completely before serving or freezing.
- Serve with sweet and sour sauce, or banana ketchup, enjoy!
*I usually cut a few slices, toast/grill, and it gets nice and crispy on the outside.