Spread the love, warmth this Christmas with Magnolia Queso de Bola

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Filipino families always make it a point to celebrate Christmas together every year.

Despite challenges in life, they make sure to have something for their loved ones, especially during this season of giving.

One of the best ways to give the gift of love and warmth of the joyous season is by partaking in delicious dishes together during Noche Buena. As a partner of Filipinos for years, Magnolia Queso de Bola has an advanced gift for those worrying what to serve their loved ones.

A Christmas classic, Queso de Bola Hardinera recipe can make your Noche Buena the merriest of all.

Preparation time – 35 minutes

Cooking time – 50 minutes + 10 minutes to boil eggs

What you need:

- 2 tbsp cooking oil plus extra for greasing

- 2 cups (300 g) Magnolia Queso de Bola, cubed

- 1 can (165 g) Purefoods Chinese Style Luncheon Meat, cut a ½ cm layer into 8 strips and then the rest into 1 cm cubes

- 6 pc Magnolia brown eggs, 2 pc boiled and sliced and then 4 pc beaten

- 1 tbsp chopped garlic

- 2 tbsp chopped onions

- 1/2 kg Magnolia Chicken Station breast or thigh fillets, boiled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes

- 1/4 cup pickle relish

- 1/4 cup canned pineapple chunks in syrup, drained

- 1 pc red bell pepper, cut into strips

- 1/4 cup banana ketchup

- 1/8 tsp pepper


1. Prepare steamer. Meanwhile, prepare four 4-inch diameter llaneras/molds by lining bottom with banana leaves. Grease sides with oil. Arrange half of cheese, luncheon meat strips and egg slices. Set aside.

2. In a pan, heat oil and sauté garlic until lightly browned and then add onions. Sauté until tender. Add chicken and cook until color turns white. Add remaining cheese, cubed luncheon meat, pickle relish, pineapples, bell pepper, banana ketchup and pepper. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Turn off heat and cool down.

3. Add beaten eggs to meat mixture and divide into llaneras. Level mixture and cover individually with aluminum foil. Steam for 40 minutes. Rest for about 15 minutes. Loosen sides of hardinera from llaneras and invert on a serving plate. Slice before serving.

Recipe makes 2 llaneras or 12 servings.

With this Queso de Bola Hardinera, this year’s Christmas celebration is surely extra special than ever.

I-share ang saya ng Pasko by putting a twist in your Noche Buena dishes with Magnolia Queso de Bola.

Get your Magnolia Queso de Bola now for ₱210 (350g) or ₱295 (500g) at your nearest supermarket or grocery, or The SMC Hub and make Christmas 2021 more memorable than ever!