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spaghetti in filipino style

tophergrace08's picture
an italian cuisine that is commonly serve in filipino gatherings whether in a birthday party or just a simple lunch which comes with a fried chicken, a lightly toasted bread and an iced cola. however, this rich italian recipe presented here is modified to capture the filipino taste and gained it's popularity afterwards that even or almost all fast-food chain in the philippines includes this modified spaghetti to their menus even mcdonald's!
  Ground beef 500 Gram
  Onion 1 Small
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Cooking oil 30 Milliliter
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Ground black pepper 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs) (depending on the thickness of your sauce that you prefer)
  Del monte " filipino-style spaghetti sauce/300-350 grams of tomato paste 500 Gram
  Tomato catsup 400 Milliliter (sweetened or unsweetened)
  Sugar 4 Tablespoon
  Cheddar cheese 350 Gram, grated
  Spaghetti 500 Gram (durum semolina preferred)
  Hard boiled eggs 2
  Pork hotdogs pieces 6 , cut into dice/cubes

the sauce:
I. in a large sauce pan, put in the ground beef add some water about 2 and half cup. let it boil, stirring occasionally and simmer until the beef produce it's own oil while the water completely evaporates. let the beef be cooked on it's own oil until tender and golden brown. if the beef doesn't produce it's own oil, you can add cooking oil.
II. once beef is tender and brown, add the onion,garlic and hotdogs. saute for a few minutes. turn heat to low.
III. add the spaghetti sauce or tomato paste,stir, add the water, salt, tomato catsup, sugar. stir. cover. wait for it to boil while occasionally stirring it.
IV. while waiting for the sauce to boil. you can now start boiling the pasta. by the many variants of pasta available in the market i usually prefer durum semolina types. don't forget to add oil and salt when cooking the pasta.
V. while occasionally stirring the sauce so it won't stick to the pan. you can start slicing the hard boiled eggs into thin slices. set aside for garnishing (optional).
VI. once the sauce is boiling, turn heat to low. stir and simmer for few minutes. sprinkle the ground black pepper according to your taste, add more catsup, salt or sugar if you want. stir and turn off heat.
VII. drain the pasta well in a large strainer while it runs in a faucet of cold water. drain once more.
VIII. set the pasta on a each platter. pour in some sauce on top. garnish it with grated cheddar cheese and few slices of hard boiled egg (optional).
IX. serve with a bread toast and an iced cola or iced tea.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish
Holiday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
120 Minutes
spaghetti in beef sauce

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 831 Calories from Fat 369

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 41 g63.7%

Saturated Fat 17.8 g88.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 163.5 mg54.5%

Sodium 1434.4 mg59.8%

Total Carbohydrates 80 g26.5%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8.1%

Sugars 25.7 g

Protein 37 g73.6%

Vitamin A 15.5% Vitamin C 10.4%

Calcium 37.8% Iron 22.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Ganesh.Dutta's picture
Looks delicious. It is true that spaghetti is a great Italian dish. This recipe is wonderful. But Topher, what is this filipino style?
PinayChief's picture
Filipino style means - this food was made the Philippine way. The spaghetti was made added with catsup and hotdog. Not sure if anybody else make it this way.
shantihhh's picture
Nice photo! Love pasta! Shanti/Mary-Anne
tophergrace08's picture
thank you all! ganesh, this spaghetti that i've presented is a modified version in my country the philippines, so it isn't the typical pasta that you could see or eat in an italian restaurant. the nationals living in the philippines are called filipinos (just like the nationals living in the us are called americans). though the spaghetti is presented in a filipino way, it is still called a spaghetti we just add to it's name "filipino styled" to let us know how it was presented. it's just like having a "carbonara" or in english it is known as white spaghetti since americans use cream as the main sauce, and btw italians don't use cream in their recipe but it's still a spaghetti! it's just "styled" in a way to cater the american taste. you could say that it's a fusion type of cuisine. hope that answers it. sorry about the confusion that i've caused.
GBertho's picture
WOW, I wish I could see a video of this dish being prepared! Think one day we might see a video clip of you making it?
Ree's picture
this is a bit sweet which i really like. this is the best spaghetti. well, it depends on your palate anyways. you may like it sour, to me, italian spaghetti is sour. this recipe is just how i like it. if you want it a bit spicy then just add drops of hot sauce. thanks for the recipe.
Ree's picture
this is a bit sweet which i really like. this is the best spaghetti. well, it depends on your palate anyways. you may like it sour, to me, italian spaghetti is sour. this recipe is just how i like it. if you want it a bit spicy then just add drops of hot sauce. thanks for the recipe.
Liezle del Rosario-Jestre's picture
Filipino style Spaghetti is one of the best and palatable pasta recipes ever been done. The sweetness is just right, it a mouth watering dish really. Try it!
Monic's picture
yah. and you can even make Laing(a dish whose essential ingredients are taro leaves and coconut milk) Spaghetti, spaghetti with Tinapa(Dried fish),Tuna or sardines Spaghetti,or even Vegitables spaghetti. It's up to you what flavor or what kind of a twist you want:))
Anonymous's picture
♠♠" mmh ang sarap talaga philippines pasta.....
Petchie's picture
hmm yummy.......
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