You will never fail in this one. Almost every Filipino household loves this meryenda dish. And you can also start small with it. This may be a good start. I know someone who started with just selling spaghetti and ended up running a karinderya or food stall. You will really never know until you try doing it.
You know spaghetti well. You have this when you were a child until now. Do you like eating Jollibee spaghetti? Spaghetti, a traditional Italian cuisine, is a long, thin, solid cylindrical pasta. It is frequently served with tomato sauce or meat or vegetables. A bit of trivia. Do you know that spaghetti is the plural form of the Italian word spaghetto, which means thin string or twine? Isn’t that what we commonly see with cooked spaghetti, intertwined pasta?
Spaghetti pasta is made from ground grain and water. Although you can make your own with a pasta machine, many commercial brands are now available. No need to toil in preparing this dish. It is very convenient to prepare ingredients and come up with a delightful spaghetti. Spaghetti should be better cooked al dente or fully cooked but still firm to the bite. When boiling spaghetti pasta, do not forget to add in salt and oil. Ask your mom or grandmom why if you don’t know such practice.
In the Philippines, our Filipino-style spaghetti is a creative twist of the classic Italian dish. It is commonly sweet with banana catsup. When trying to save some costs, corned beef is used instead of minced harm or ground pork. Have you done that before? This recipe here uses tomato sauce and paste and hotdogs, which the kids love. Although you cannot cook well, you will not fail if you will follow this recipe. Give it a try.
- 2 lbs. Spaghetti pasta
- 3 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
- ½ cup tomato paste
- 1 lb. minced ham
- 1½ lbs. ground pork
- 6 to 8 pieces red hotdogs, sliced diagonally
- ½ cup granulated white sugar
- 1 medium yellow onion, minced
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1 cup shredded Velveeta cheese
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cook the spaghetti pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
- Heat the oil in a cooking pot.
- Saute the garlic and onion.
- Add the ham. Cook for 3 minutes.
- Put-in the ground pork. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
- Pour-in the tomato sauce and beef broth. Stir and let boil. Simmer for 60 minutes.
- Add the hotdogs and tomato paste. Stir and cook for 10 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
- Put-in the sugar, salt, and pepper. Stir until the ingredients are well incorporated.
- Arrange the spaghetti pasta in an individual plate. Pour the meat sauce over the pasta and top with cheese.
- Serve. Share and enjoy!