Filipino Style Spaghetti is a spag version with a sweet and tasty sauce. Ground pork is used as the main component of the sauce. Sliced red hotdogs are also added. This makes this spaghetti version unique and interesting.
This sweet spaghetti is associated with special occasions. You will likely see Filipino Style Spaghetti served during children’s birthday parties, along with fried chicken and skewered hotdogs and marshmallow. It is also a favorite dish during Christmas season. In fact, this dish is one of our mainstays during Christmas Eve dinner or Noche Buena.
I have always loved Filipino Style Spaghetti for its sweet and delicious taste. It reminds me of my childhood. I associate it with happy memories when I was still younger. It also makes me think of ube ice cream in a cup. Back then I would only have a plateful of spag with extra servings of sauce, and a cup of my favorite ube ice cream when attending birthday parties or town fiestas. Up to now the child in me still crave for it.
This version of Pinoy Spaghetti is my favorite. I like how it tastes, as you already know, and it is simple and easy to cook.
How to cook Filipino Style Spaghetti
The two main procedures are in making spaghetti has something to do with the spaghetti itself, and the sauce. The first part is straightforward. Simply follow the package instructions when cooking the pasta. It will give you the best results.
Making the sauce will need a little bit of effort. I start by sautéing garlic and onion until my kitchen becomes fragrant. This is my cue to add ground pork. I see to it that the pork browns a bit before adding the hotdogs and minced luncheon meat.
I am using Filipino Style Spaghetti Sauce for this recipe. It is available anywhere in the Philippines. Most Filipino stores here in the US carry it too. Simply pour the sauce over the meat and stir. It will be ideal to cook the sauce with the meat for at least 30 minutes in order for the flavors to come-out. I also add either beef cube or pork cube to seal the deal. This makes me more confident about the outcome of my spaghetti.
Ingredients for Pinoy Spaghetti Sauce
People who do not have access to Filipino Style Spaghetti Sauce can make their own sauce from scratch. The process is very simple and it only takes 3 ingredients. You will need to have tomato sauce, white sugar, and banana ketchup. You may also add a bit of tomato paste if you want a thicker consistency, but the ketchup is enough to thicken the sauce as far as I am concerned.
I intended the sauce for this recipe to be simple. I know that it will still taste good even if minimal ingredients were used. For those of you who are looking for a festive spaghetti version for Christmas, I suggest that you refer to this Pinoy Christmas Spaghetti Recipe. Its sauce is fully equipped with different ingredients that can take your taste buds to a whole new level.
Make this dish this holiday and share it with friends and family. I hope that you enjoy this spaghetti version as much as I do.
Try this Filipino Style Spaghetti Recipe. Let me know what you think.
Filipino Style Spaghetti Recipe
- 2 lbs. Spaghetti cooked
- 1 piece Knorr Beef Cube
- 1 lb. ground pork
- 6 ounces luncheon meat minced
- 4 pieces hotdogs or beef franks
- 35 ounces Filipino Style Spaghetti Sauce
- 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 piece onion minced
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 3 tablespoons cooking oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
Cook Spaghetti according to package instructions. Set aside.
Start to make the sauce by heating oil in a cooking pot.
Saute onion for 30 seconds.
Add garlic. Continue to cook until onion softens.
Put the ground pork into the cooking pot. Continue to cook until it turns light brown.
Add luncheon meat and hot dogs. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
Pour Filipino style spaghetti sauce and water. Stir. Let boil.
Add Knorr beef cube. Stir. Cover and cook in medium heat for 30 minutes.
Season with salt and ground black pepper.
Top sauce over cooked spaghetti. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top.
Serve. Share and enjoy!