Interesting and tasty, spaghetti dishes are abundant. But our spaghetti has a taste like non other. The secret is (shh!) perhaps the sugar, melted cheese and the touch of the Filipino cook’s hand. Locals use banana ketchup as an additional sauce. This itself has a distinct and unique flavor. It makes the spaghetti sweeter and thicker, like spaghetti in a fast food chain. Filipino spaghetti is all time favorite, especially of Filipino kids.
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- 1/2 kilo ground beef
- 350 g spaghetti noodles
- 1 large can spaghetti sauce
- 4 hotdogs, diced
- 3-4 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 cup banana ketchup (optional)
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 cup button mushrooms, chopped (optional)
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup quick melt cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup water
- Servings: 5
- Time: 45 minutes
- Level: Easy
- Cuisine: Filipino
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- Cook pasta noodles according to package directions. Set aside.
- Heat cooking oil in a pan and place in ground beef. Fry until light brown. Add in onion and garlic and stir together until soft and translucent.
- Add the hot dogs and stir for a few minutes. Pour in spaghetti sauce (you may also add banana ketchup if you wish) and desired amount of water . Stir until well combined.
- Add in mushrooms, bell pepper, quick melt cheese, sugar, salt and pepper to taste. Cover and simmer over low heat for at least 20-30 minutes. Turn off heat.
- Pour the sauce over the cooked pasta. Sprinkle more cheese on top. Enjoy!