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Filipino Style Spaghetti Sauce

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This spaghetti sauce is the Filipino version.
  Ground beef 1 Pound
  Garlic cloves 4 , minced
  Onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Sugar 2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1 Teaspoon, ground
  Cooking oil 2 Tablespoon
  Velveeta cheese/Cheddar cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Spaghetti sauce 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Tomato sauce 8 Ounce

1. In a sauce pan heat 2 tbsp of cooking oil.
2. Saute the garlic for 30 seconds followed by the onion for another 2 minutes or until soft and transparent.
3. Add the ground pork and break the lumps. Saute until browned. Drain some grease if desired.
4. Sprinkle 2 tsp of sugar season with salt and pepper.
5. Pour in the spaghetti sauce and the tomato sauce into the pan and stir to mix well.
6. Simmer on very low heat, until sauce comes to a boil, adding water as needed and stirring occasionally.
7. When it is almost done, mix in the grated Velveeta cheese, turn the heat off and serve.

8. Ladle the sauce over hot, cooked and drained spaghetti (or any kind of noodles).
9. Top with additional sprinkle of Parmesan cheese if desired. Accompany with crusty bread if you like.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
High Protein
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
It is known for being sweet. In the Philippines, we would put banana ketchup and some sliced hotdogs on it and it will be a feast. Spaghetti is something that is always served during birthdays and other special occasions, in the Philippines at least. It's not something you can eat every day. I am talking about in our family. The reason I said that is because our budget for food has always been limited. And I grew up knowing that spaghetti is only for special occasions. In our neighborhood, if you see somebody cooking spaghetti, it's more likely that somebody is celebrating their birthday or whatever. But in the US, spaghetti is quite affordable for almost everybody. And just like in the Philippines, it's not something you eat everyday. The only difference is that here in the US, you eat spaghetti when you crave for it. And when you have satisfied your craving, you forget about it. Spaghetti sauce is very flexible. What I showed on the video was just the very basic. You can add a bunch of stuff on it. Whatever you can think of. You can add Italian seasoning, chopped mushroom, meatballs, hotdogs, anything that you can think of. I know someone who would put Cheez Whiz Pimiento instead of cheddar cheese, but that's her style and that's how she wants it. So yeah, just be creative and don't be afraid to experiment. If it doesn't come out good, then at least you know what to do next time.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 529 Calories from Fat 373

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 42 g64.1%

Saturated Fat 13.2 g66%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 86.6 mg28.9%

Sodium 580.4 mg24.2%

Total Carbohydrates 16 g5.5%

Dietary Fiber 2.8 g11.3%

Sugars 9.7 g

Protein 25 g49.6%

Vitamin A 16.7% Vitamin C 17.5%

Calcium 11.9% Iron 11.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Filipino Style Spaghetti Sauce Recipe Video