Since it’s my aunt and niece birthday, I volunteered to cook for the spaghetti. And hubby requested as well when he saw this combo spaghetti noodles and sauce pack at the grocery. Spaghetti has always been present in every Filipino kids birthday. Because in tradition, spaghetti (or any noodle recipe like bihon, pancit, etc) should be present in every birthday since it symbolizes long life.
This Filipino style spaghetti recipe is meaty and the taste is as close as the famous Jollibee’s spaghetti meal. It is sweet and very easy to follow recipe.
- 1 kilo spaghetti noodles
- 1 kilo ground pork, seasoned with salt and pepper
- 4 pieces hotdogs, sliced diagonally
- 1 kilo Filipino Style Spaghetti sauce (I use Del Monte Filipino Style Spaghetti sauce)
- 1 medium onion, minced
- 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 1 cup water
- salt and pepper for seasoning
- cooking oil
- 1 cup grated Cheddar or Parmesan cheese
- Cook the spaghetti noodles according to its package instructions. (Or boil 10L water then add a tsp of salt. Once boiling, add the noodles and allow to cook.) Remove from the pan and transfer to a colander to strain the water. Then wash the noodles with running water and set aside.
- For the meaty sauce, add a tablespoon of cooking oil and saute the onion and garlic.
- Once the onions and garlic becomes soft, add the ground pork. Allow it to cook until it turns brown.
- Then add the hotdogs and stir. (You can also add ham for additional meatiness)
- Pour in the spaghetti sauce and let it simmer for 10 minutes then add the cup of water.
- Add the white sugar. And salt and pepper if needed.
- Simmer for another 10 minutes.
- Pour the spaghetti sauce to the noodles and top it with grated cheese.