Pinoy-Style Spaghetti

This spaghetti dish is commonly served at birthday parties or festivals in the Philippines. It is typically sweet and kids grow up loving it to bits. We’re not having a party now but it doesn’t matter as long as you can make it, right? Oh! how the childhood memories are coming back.

Usually at children’s parties you would also find hotdogs and marshmallows on sticks and fried chicken served together with this dish. However, I ended up matching it with baguette with butter, garlic and herbs.

What’s in it:

  • Pasta, cook according to package instructions
  • Hotdogs, sliced diagonally
  • Ground pork
  • Picnic ham, sliced into squares
  • Tomato sauce
  • Tomato paste
  • Onion, 1 medium minced
  • Sugar or condensed milk, 1-2 Tbsp
  • Salt
  • Pepper

In a wok, heat oil and cook minced onion until softened. Add ham then ground pork and cook until browned. Add hotdog slices and cook for another 3 minutes. Add tomato sauce and stir the ingredients to distribute the sauce evenly. Add tomato paste and leave simmering for another 5 minutes to thicken the sauce. Add condensed milk then add salt and pepper to taste. Mix well to blend all the flavors.

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