Pinoy Spaghetti or Filipino Spaghetti is the Filipino version of spaghetti. This version of spaghetti requires the use of sugar, hotdogs, and banana ketchup. It might be peculiar to some, but these ingredients brings up a whole new flavor that is totally Filipino. Another version is what I call Filipino Spaghetti, which has the same good taste that I enjoyed a lot.
Children love this dish and every kiddie party won’t be complete without it. Fast Food chains such as Jollibee and McDonald’s in the Philippines even have their own Pinoy Spaghetti version (mostly included in the kid’s meal). Yup, that isn’t any typographical error; In the Philippines, Mcdonald’s serves spaghetti. They called it McSpaghetti.
Though this dish is just a variation, Filipino spaghetti deserves to be listed in our collection of Filipino Recipes. I like this recipe in particular because the flavor is just right. It is common for this type of dish to have a sweet tasting sauce, I liked it better because of its meaty taste, which I think is exceptional.
How to Cook Pinoy Spaghetti
The sauce for Filipino spaghetti is made sweeter and there are other unique ingredients added, such as banana ketchup and sliced hot dogs.
Start by preparing the noodles. Cook it according to package instructions for best results. Set the noodles aside when done. Cook the meat sauce by sauteing onions and garlic first, and then add the ground meat once the onions are soft. You can use either ground beef or pork, but I prefer pork better. Continue to cook the meat until brown. Add the hot dog, ketchup, and tomato based sauces. You can also add a cup of beef broth if you want your sauce to taste more meaty. You will have to add more cooking time if you do this because you will need the sauce to reduce and get thicker. Lastly, add some salt and pepper according to your taste.
Arrange a serving of noodles in a plate and then top with the Filipino Spaghetti meat sauce. Serve with shredded cheddar cheese or quickmelt cheese on top.
Try this delicious Pinoy Spaghetti Recipe and let me know what you think.
Pinoy Spaghetti Recipe
- 2 lbs Spaghetti
- 2 tbsp Salt
- 36 ounces Water about 1 liter
spaghetti sauce ingredients
- 1 big bottle banana ketchup
- 1 big can Tomato sauce approximately 4 cups
- ½ cup Tomato Paste
- 1 tsp Garlic minced
- 1 ½ lbs Ground Meat pork or beef
- 4 pcs Hotdogs sliced
- 2 to 4 tablespoons brown Sugar
- 1 medium sized Onion diced
- Cheddar Cheese
- 4 tbsp Cooking Oil
- In a large pot, pour the water in and bring to a boil
- Put-in the salt
- Add the Spaghetti Noodles and cook until tender (see package for cooking time) then set aside
- Using a separate pan, saute the garlic and onions
- Put-in the round meat and let cook for 5 minutes
- Add the hotdogs and cook for 2 minutes
- Put-in the tomato sauce, banana catsup, tomato paste, and brown sugar then simmer for 15 to 20 minutes
- Place the sauce on top of the cooked noodles and add some cheese
- Serve hot. Share and Enjoy!
Roxan Gayo Gelicame says
I love this version. Very easy to follow, reader-friendly! 😉 I will make this on Sunday for my nieces and nephew also for my boyfriend. hihi Thank you for sharing this! <3
I like to read your recipes Vanjo…but here ..sorry ,sugar can be a “taste-killer”.It’s a bit to much for me.
Hi I just made this today but I didn’t use banana ketchup since I could not find one at an asian store yesterday. It’s delicious..I used the filipino style del monte sauce. Yumm. Thanks!
Vanjo Merano says
My pleasure, Hailey. I’m happy that it worked great for you.
Thank you for your recipes. I have learn a lot from you . By the way, what’s the exact measurement for the brown sugar in this recipe? I hope to hear from you. Thank you again!
Vanjo Merano says
Kate, use between 2 to 3 tablespoons of brown sugar.
thank you, sir, for making me love cooking. i started with not knowing anything. when i filed a leave from work last august, that’s when i started looking at your site. and i have learned a lot of recipes, promise! my specialty is chopsuey!!!
by the way, i do add evap milk on spaghetti. i sooo love milk and i just experimented on it. thank you again.
regards to you and your family… especially your cute son. ♥ God bless! ♥
I owe you many, dude! I followed this and brought it a multicultural potluck, it was a huge hit! Thanks.
Thanks sa mga recipes mo and it’s really easy to follow coz of your step by step cooking.. More power to you & God bless.
“Happy New Year..!!!”
my hubby is a pasta lover. i always cooked spaghetti pinoy style.hope to know how to cook carbonara, ang dami kasing version. i want your version.
pasta Spaghetti, my favorite dish…
pde din po ba ang Baked MAc and CARBONARRA…
i want carbonara recipe too! please upload kuya , thnks!