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spaghetti in filipino style

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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!
Ingredients
  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
Directions

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

Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Sweet
Feel: 
Rich
Dish: 
Noodle
Interest: 
Holiday, Healthy
Ingredient: 
Pasta
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
120 Minutes
Servings: 
8
Subtitle: 
spaghetti in beef sauce

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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

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