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Filipino Spaghetti - a new recipe that's a delicious mix of sweet and tart flavors

A mix of tart and sweet, with sliced up hotdogs, a thick tomato sauce and ketchup, and just a dash of milk to thin the sauce.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Filipino Food
Cuisine: Filipino Food
Keyword: Filipino Spaghetti
Servings: 4
Author: AmusingMaria


  • 2 tbsps oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped Onions
  • 1 1/2 minced Garlic
  • 6 Hotdogs sliced diagonally
  • 1 lb Ground Pork
  • 1 1/2 cup Tomato Sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup Tomato Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Milk or Evaporated Milk
  • 1-2 tsps Sugar according to taste
  • Grated Cheese topping


  • Add oil on low medium heat
  • Add hotdogs and fry for 3 minutes then set aside
  • Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute
  • Add onions and cook until translucent and tender
  • Add ground pork and cook until brown
  • Add tomato sauce, tomato ketchup, and evaporated milk
  • Mix sauce and simmer on low heat for 10 minutes
  • Add hotdogs and simmer for 5 minutes
  • Serve sauce over spaghetti noodles and top with grated cheese


The flavor of an original Filipino Spaghetti Sauce is sweet, creamy, and not tangy or tart.  Most recipes use evaporated milk or condensed and grated cheese in the sauce.  Banana Ketchup is used mostly to take out the tangy component of the tomato sauce/ketchup. My version/recipe has tomato ketchup and sauce to create a mix of tart and sweet flavors.  Replace tomato ketchup with Banana ketchup to reduce the tangy/tart flavor.