Monday, September 21, 2009
Spaghetti is just one of the pasta foods really loved by Filipinos especially the kids. Also, spaghetti is one of the most loved foods in Filipino cuisine. Unlike Italian spaghetti, Filipino spaghetti runs on the sweet side because of added sugar. My nephews would often ask me to go to Jollibee just to eat Jolly Spaghetti. Well, instead of going out to the Malls, why not make our own Filipino-style spaghetti.
Here's a perfect guide on how to make Filipino-style spaghetti:
- 2 lbs Spaghetti
- 1 big bottle Banana Catsup
- 1 big can Tomato sauce (approximately 4 cups)
- ½ cup Tomato Paste
- 1 tsp Garlic, minced
- 1 ½ lbs Ground Meat (pork or beef)
- 4 pcs Hotdogs, sliced
- Brown Sugar
- 1 medium sized Onion, diced
- Cheddar Cheese
- 2 tbsp Salt
- 36 ounces Water (about 1 liter)
- 4 tbsp Cooking Oil
- In a large pot, pour the water in and bring to a boil.
- Put in the salt and oil.
- Add the Spaghetti Noodles and cook until tender (see package for cooking time) then set aside
- Using a separate pan, sauté the garlic and onions
- Put in the ground meat and let cook for 5 minutes
- Add the hotdogs and cook for 2 minutes
- Put in the tomato sauce, banana catsup, tomato paste, and brown sugar then simmer for 15 to 20 minutes
- Place the sauce on top of the cooked noodles and add some cheese
- Serve hot. Enjoy!
When my sister makes a Filipino-style spaghetti, she doesn't add tomato sauce and tomato paste because it makes the spaghetti sauce taste sour. She just use UFC banana catsup. Her kids love the sweet and spicy spaghetti.