Tocino is a type of Spanish Bacon. It's another one of my favorite dish when i was growing up in the Philippines. It's very simple to make and usually eaten for breakfast. It's known for it's sweet taste and red color. This recipe will be slightly more tamed and cut back from the coloring but it still taste the same and delicious! I recommend it for anyone wanting to try it out and it's extremely easy to make!
1 kilo pork shoulder or belly cut into thin strips
325 ml pineapple juice
1/3 cup light soy sauce
2 cups brown sugar
2 tbsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp garlic, minced
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup sprite
Red Food coloring or red beet powder (Optional)
Take the pork butt or pork shoulder and slice thinly into 1/8-inch thick strips. Set aside.
In a medium size bowl, combine all the ingredients except for the pork and mix well.
Take the mixture and combine with the slices of meat. Make sure to distribute evenly and mix well. Pile the pork inside a container with a cover and keep refrigerated for about 3 days to cure the pork.
To cook, just put a little water in a skillet and add the pork and fry it until done. Enjoy!