Prep These Meats for Quick + Easy Meals: Tocino, Tapa, Nuggets and More

These recipes make for hassle-free rice meals!

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Marinated, ready-to-cook meats are super convenient, we admit it, that it’s so easy to eat it every single day. It's easy to rely on these store-bought processed meats but a healthier option is a to make a quick DIY version of these recipes which you can make ahead on the weekend. 


1 Tocino

Tocilog is a favorite breakfast staple! Sweet and tender, you can’t help but get more. Any morning started with tocino is a good day ahead. Keep your fridge stocked with this marinated meat and make morning meal prep easier. 


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2 Longganisa

This spicy and garlicky meat doesn’t just go great with coffee and rice. You can throw them into pasta or a sandwich as well! Unlike ready-made longganisa, when you make your own, you can adjust it to your preferential spice level. Make it spicier or more garlicky—it’s up to you.


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3 Chicken Nuggets

Bite-sized, crunchy chicken goodness right in your freezer! It’s great for breakfast and holds wonderfully when you pack it for baon. 


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4 Easy Spanish Chorizo Recipe

Yes, you can make chorizo at home! This recipe is like a little miracle: you can’t believe how easy it is! Don’t stop with just rice meals with this one. Make it the base for garlic and oil pasta, letting its well-developed paprika flavor seep into your favorite olive oil.


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5 Tapa

What else can you want for your mornings but hot rice, tapa and a cup of coffee to wake you up? It's a great meaty dish for any time of the day. 


No breakfast spread is complete without the classic tapsilog.

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