So what exactly is this Filipino way of making this Italian specialty? First of all, it is sweet then its has hotdogs all over plus it is mainly or has hints of banana ketchup in the sauce. That's the spaghetti, we all might have grown with. Hello, Jollibee?! Yes, it could have been this fastfood chain's gastronomic influence (yes, I love the Jolly spaghetti until now) that we try imitating it in our own homes, thus born the home-made Pinoy-style spaghetti...
- 1 kilo spaghetti pasta, cooked according to package instructions
- 1/2 kilo ground pork
- 1/2 kilo hotdogs or canned Vienna sausages, sliced
- 3/4 kilo Filipino (sweet-style) spaghetti sauce
- 1/2 kilo banana catsup (they say Jollibee uses Jufran brand)
- 1 cup grated cheese
- 1 medium onion, minced
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- Sugar (optional)
- Pepper to taste
How to make Pinoy-style Spaghetti
- In a pan over medium heat, place ground pork. Cook it in its own oil until brown.
- Add hotdogs and cook for 1-2 minutes or until cooked. Separate around 1/4 of the meat mixture for toppings.
- Saute in garlic and onions.
- Pour in tomato sauce and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
- Add banana catsup simmer again for another 2 minutes.
- Season with salt, pepper and/or sugar. Adjust the sweetness to your liking.
- When done, set aside 1/4 of the sauce.
- Mix remaining sauce with cooked spaghetti.
- Top with more sauce, cheese and meat mixture.
The measurements are just guides for you can adjust according to your taste. You can also place the spaghetti in a baking pan and bake it for 15 minutes. This recipe can be tweaked like adding all purpose cream to the sauce to have an orange hue rather than red. You can also place more meat and/or hotdogs, ham or canned sausages. Button mushrooms and bellpeppers can also be added. Enjoy this Pinoy-style spaghetti - your way, your recipe!