This is an all time family favorite dish for special occasions or holiday feast. Happy cooking!
2 pounds pork belly
3/4 cup brown sugar
3 cups pineapple juice
1 cup pineapple tidbits
1 chicken bouillon cube
1/2 packet Mama Sita Tocino mix (optional)
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
In a large bowl, mix brown sugar, a cup of the pineapple juice, half of the packet of Mama Sita’s tocino mix and paprika. Add in the pork belly and cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight to marinate.
After the marination, pour the marinade and pork in a heavy stock pot and add the rest of the pineapple juice, pineapple tidbits, bouillon cube and seasonings.
Boil the meat mixture and then lower to a slow simmer. Cook for about 2 hours or until meat is tender. The meat will look soft and shiny, like cured meat.
Serve hot and garnish with pineapple slices with fresh lettuce, strawberries and fresh blackberries on the side if preffered.
Cooks Note: Pork belly is the meat cut that is used for bacon. If less fat in the meat is desired, try using the pork shoulder cut instead. It is important that the pork is marinated overnight or it will not have the desired results. Also, this dish travels well because the sugars act as preservatives. One can make this ahead and bring to potlucks or away events.