Filipino Bacon (Tocino)

Keep this easy-to-make bacon recipe in your back pocket when you need to make a good breakfast impression.


  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons annatto powder
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds pork butt, thinly sliced
  • For the rice:
  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for pan
  • Fried egg to serve


  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients. Be sure to evenly mix the pork into the marinade, cover with plastic wrap, and all it to cure in the fridge for 3 days.
  2. To cook the rice, heat oil in a pan on medium and cook garlic, until golden brown and slightly crispy. Lower the heat and add cooked white rice. Season with salt and stir well. Set aside.
  3. Remove pork from the marinade. Cook in a pan on medium heat, until browned and fully cooked.
  4. Serve with garlic rice and fried egg.