Did you know that the filipino spaghetti is actually an adaptation of the italian spaghetti and bolognese sauce. What makes it different and a favorite for Filipinos is its unique sweet touch. This is usually because of brown sugar added or banana ketchup.
1 pound uncooked spaghetti
1 tablespoon oil
4 Pinoy Kitchen Jumbo Hot Dogs, sliced diagonally
1 onion, peeled and chopped
3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 bell pepper, seeded, cored and chopped
1 pound ground beef
2 cups tomato sauce
1/2 cup tomato paste
1 cup banana ketchup, preferably sweet and spicy
1 cup beef broth
1 teaspoon sugar
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup cheese, shredded
How to Prepare
- In a pot over medium heat, cook spaghetti in salted boiling water according to the package’s direction for about 7 to 9 minutes or until firm to bite. Drain well.
- In a large saucepan, heat oil. Add sliced hot dogs and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from the pan and set aside.
- Saute the onions, garlic, and bell peppers in the pan. Cook until the onions are translucent and garlic and bell peppers are tender.
- Add ground beef and cook, stirring occasionally and breaking into small pieces until lightly browned. Tip: If you see fats or more oil building up, make sure you scoop them out.
- Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, ketchup, and beef broth. Stir in sugar.
- Bring to a boil and then lower heat to simmer, covered, for about one hour or until meat is fully cooked and the sauce is thickened. If the sauce is getting too thick, add water in 1/2 cup increments as needed.
- During the last 10 minutes of cooking, add cooked hot dogs and cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- To serve, spoon spaghetti sauce over noodles and top with shredded cheese if you wish for more cheese.