Homemade Tocino Recipe (Sweet Cured Pork)

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  • 1 kilo pork (butt, shoulder, ham or belly) cut into ¼ inch thin
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 11/2 Tbsp salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup fruit juice (pineapple, apple) – optional
  • ½ tbsp finely grounded black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp rice flour- optional
  • natural red food color -optional


  1. In a big bowl, combine all ingredients except for the pork slices. Mix until well blended.
  2. Add the pork and mix using hand, use hand gloves to avoid stains. Mix for several minutes to an hour.
  3. Transfer to a container with cover and let it sit overnight on the counter.
  4. Mix again for a couple of times before putting in the fridge. Cure for 24 hours or up to 3 days. Can be frozen afterwards and stored longer.

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