Filipino Style Spaghetti Recipe

December 19, 2007
(Last Updated On: September 7, 2013)

How to cook the famous Filipino Spaghetti

Filipino Style Spaghetti Recipe is one of the most loved foods in Filipino cuisine, it is always present in every special occasions like birthday and fiesta. Unlike the popular Italian spaghetti, Filipino spaghetti runs on the sweet side because of Banana Ketchup. Filipino Style Spaghetti  always include hot dogs or Vienna sausage in addition to ground beef.

This Filipino Style Spaghetti  meat sauce is made from lean ground pork and lean ground beef and slices of hotdogs, then topped with quick-melt cheese.

filipino style spaghetti recipe

Filipino Style Spaghetti Ingredients:

  • 1 kg. spaghetti noodles
  • 1/2 kg. Lean ground beef
  • 1/2 kg. Lean ground pork
  • 1/4 kg. Tender Juicy hotdogs, diagonally sliced
  • 1/2 kg. tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup Banana Ketchup
  • 3 pieces laurel leaves (bay leaves)
  • 1/4 cup brown or white sugar
  • 3 green bell peppers, finely chopped
  • 3 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 1 head garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons of Canola cooking oil
  • 1 cup of water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup grated Quick melt cheese

Filipino Style Spaghetti Cooking Instructions:

  • Cook spaghetti noodles according to package instructions.
  • In a sauce pan or wok, saute garlic and onions in cooking oil.
  • Add ground beef, ground pork, laurel leaves, bell pepper and a cup of water.
  • Bring to a boil and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add tomato sauce and Banana ketchup, salt and pepper to taste then let simmer for another 10 minutes
  • Add sliced hotdogs. Continue to simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Serve with the cooked spaghetti noodles and grated Quick melt cheese on top.

Filipino Style Spaghetti cooking tips:

  • Don’t overcook the spaghetti. Perfectly cooked spaghetti is al dente–“to the tooth”–which means that it will resist slightly when you bite into it. One way to tell is if it sticks to your refrigerator without falling off.
  • Feel free to experiment! Other additions are mushrooms, prawns, bell peppers, zucchini, eggplant.


filipino style spaghetti recipe



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    Sue Mullaney

    December 5, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    I love spaghetti, this looks like a really delicious recipe! Thanks for sharing.

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    Sherry Compton

    April 23, 2015 at 6:56 am

    Pork, beef, and hotdogs…my husband will love. It’s great that this uses so many different things. Banana ketchup is interesting.

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    Teresa Organ

    March 9, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    This looks so yummy!!!

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    Jeff Legg

    March 3, 2015 at 8:08 am

    Wow this sounds really good! Makes regular spaghetti sound boring!! Have to show this to my wife and give it a try.

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    Mona Verdida

    September 11, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Di talaga mawawala sa recipe ng pinoy spaghetti ang ketchup! 😀 Thanks for posting! 😀

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    Michelle F.

    January 13, 2014 at 12:03 am

    that looks really good and hearty.

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    July 29, 2009 at 3:23 am

    WOW! can we live without ground beef?

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    July 8, 2009 at 5:56 am

    nice ingredients for a spag..i knw sme style dat wud make a spag more tasteful…i knw new spag cooking…can i shae it with u guys so it can be posted here….thanx…

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    Tim Ryan

    January 11, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Thnks 4 da help.. (^.

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    anne payas

    November 9, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    good for how many servings is this recipe ?

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