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Filipino Spaghetti

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Filipino style spaghetti is a sweet spaghetti with hotdogs that’s the closest description of it and popularised by the food chain Jollibee. It became so popular that it’s one of the favourite food at parties and occasions even during Christmas dinner! This is my version of it, I know it may seem strange but don’t knock it until it you try it. You might enjoy it!
Ok ok…Italians and Europians are rolling their eyes. I know this is not very Italian but I can assure you it tastes good. I remember making a proper spaghetti, I even made my own sauce, the pasta was cooked just right then topped with a good handful of cheese. I let my little nephew try it, warning him that this is how Italians make it. He spat it out saying why isn’t it sweet?! Oh dear! I had to educate him the poor boy.

Filipino Spaghetti

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Ingredients

  • 300g minced beef or pork
  • 500g spaghetti, cooked and drained
  • 2tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 20 pcs frankfurters or hot dogs, sliced
  • 500g-600g passata
  • 2tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil
  • 150g sugar
  • 100g banana ketchup (homemade banana ketchup recipe here)
  • 1tsp salt
  • a pinch of pepper
  • 200g grated cheese, for topping

Instructions

1

In a hot pan heat oil, sauté garlic and onion until translucent or see through

2

Cook minced pork or beef for 10 minutes then add tomato paste and banana ketchup, cook for another 5 minutes

3

Add sausages, passata, sugar, salt and pepper. Stir until all the ingredients are combined

4

On medium heat, simmer the sauce while stirring occasionally for 15-20 minutes

5

Serve with spaghetti pasta and top with grated cheese

 

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