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How to Cook Cheesy Hamonado Roll

This holiday season there are many ideas of serving food just to celebrate. I think this pork hamonado roll is one of the popular dishes that is not so hard to prepare and cook.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Marinating TIme8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 55 mins
Course: Pork Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: cheesy hamonado, pork hamonado roll
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 345kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1 and 1/2 kilo pork butt (pigue) or pork shoulder sliced hamonado style
  • 3 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. atchuete seeds annato seeds soaked in 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper powder
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup grated cheese or more
  • 1 whole star anise
  • 1 stick cinnamon bark
  • 6 pcs hotdogs
  • 6 pcs sliced ham
  • cooking twine for tying the hamonado


How to Cook Cheesy Hamonado Roll

  • Slice the pork about 1/2 inch thick in a continuous sheet for hamonado style cooking. You can also ask the meat vendor to do it for you.
  • Cut the sliced pork into desired length. Wash and drain the sliced pork until dry. Pound the pork with a meat mallet or back of the knife.
  • Get a container big enough to accommodate the amount of pork. In the container, combine pineapple juice, brown sugar, atchuete water, salt and black pepper. Mix until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Put the pork in the marinade and massage gently then marinate overnight,
  • After marinating, drain the marinade using a colander and reserve the liquid.
  • In a clean flat surface, lay the sliced pork and put a piece of sliced ham on top of pork. Then put one hotdog on top of ham.
  • Roll the sliced pork like a jelly roll wrapping the ham and the hotdog inside. Then tie the hamonado with cooking twine to secure the meat and the filling inside.
  • Get a large pan or wok and heat 1 Tbsp. of cooking oil. Sauté garlic until brown. Then sear the pork rolls until all sides are brown.
  • In same pan, put all the pork rolls and pour the marinade. Add the star anise and cinnamon bark. Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Add in the grated cheese and simmer again for another 15 minutes or until the sauce is thick.
  • Put in a plate and remove the twine. Slice the hamonado and pour the sauce. Add more grated cheese as garnishing.