The difference between Italian spaghetti and Filipino spaghetti is the addition of banana ketchup, which makes this a rather sweet dish. Oh, and I almost forgot the hot dogs!

DarKerRaven
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the spaghetti, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.

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  • Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the beef and pork; season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir until the meat has browned. Pour in the spaghetti sauce, banana ketchup, sugar, and water. Simmer until the sauce has thickened, about 15 minutes. Stir in hot dog slices and continue to cook until hot dogs are heated through. Serve over spaghetti with Cheddar cheese sprinkled on top.

Nutrition Facts

708 calories; 27.4 g total fat; 77 mg cholesterol; 1085 mg sodium. 82.9 g carbohydrates; 29.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2009
My first husband was Filipino and this was a staple in his family. I ended up loving MOST Filipino food but this wasn't one of my favorites. It's all right not super great. For authenticity buy the pink hot dogs they sell at the Asian market (same place you have to go to find banana ketchup). Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/13/2009
This recipe needed a little improvement. For authenticity purposes you must get the red asian style hot dogs from an international market. If unavailable use Nathans all beef hot dogs or Hebrew national all beef hot dogs. Regular American hot dogs will ruin the flavor of this dish as they are much too salty. (The all beef american hot dogs listed above are a great substitution-not only are they much less salty but they have the red color reminicent of the asian hot dogs.)Also don't use spaghetti sauce. Use two bottles of Jufran Banana ketchup and 8-10 ounces tomato sauce. Omit the sugar. Only add the water if sauce needs thinning out. Read More
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16 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2009
My first husband was Filipino and this was a staple in his family. I ended up loving MOST Filipino food but this wasn't one of my favorites. It's all right not super great. For authenticity buy the pink hot dogs they sell at the Asian market (same place you have to go to find banana ketchup). Read More
(40)
Rating: 3 stars
10/13/2009
This recipe needed a little improvement. For authenticity purposes you must get the red asian style hot dogs from an international market. If unavailable use Nathans all beef hot dogs or Hebrew national all beef hot dogs. Regular American hot dogs will ruin the flavor of this dish as they are much too salty. (The all beef american hot dogs listed above are a great substitution-not only are they much less salty but they have the red color reminicent of the asian hot dogs.)Also don't use spaghetti sauce. Use two bottles of Jufran Banana ketchup and 8-10 ounces tomato sauce. Omit the sugar. Only add the water if sauce needs thinning out. Read More
(79)
Rating: 1 stars
10/09/2009
This sounded so odd I thought I would give this a chance...should have stuck with my gut instincts. Found banana ketsup at the ethnic store and followed the directions but this was so awful! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2009
My first husband was Filipino and this was a staple in his family. I ended up loving MOST Filipino food but this wasn't one of my favorites. It's all right not super great. For authenticity buy the pink hot dogs they sell at the Asian market (same place you have to go to find banana ketchup). Read More
(40)
Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2010
modified a few things to taste but awesome base recipe! finally no longer need to go to jollibee to get my fix of sweet home cooked spaghetti!:) Read More
(16)
Rating: 3 stars
05/20/2010
Good but not great. You should try jschrier8's filipino spaghetti! it's the best I've tasted and reminds me of Jolibee. Amazing! Go check it out! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/18/2010
I'm a Filipino woman and I grew up in the Philippines. This recipe was never made by my family so my curiosity got to me one time and went to Jolibee a Filipino fast food restaurant. I have to give this a thumb down. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2012
You know I think it's really just a cultural thing as far as people not liking it. I grew up eating this at Filipino parties and I make it this way myself. The only thing I change is omitting the 1/2 cup of water and adding a can of tomato paste. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2014
My husband is Filipino and really likes this spaghetti. Made a few changes to make it a bit more authentic like a previous reviewer said. I used tomato sauce instead of spaghetti sauce (the spices in pre-made spaghetti sauce are definitely not Filipino). American hot dogs are indeed too salty for this recipe. If I don't have the red Filipino hot dogs from the Asian market my husband also likes uncured hot dogs since they have less salt. I left out the water but it still came out a bit runny so next time I think I'll use some tomato paste along with the tomato sauce like previous reviewers suggested. All in all a good recipe that will be made again with stated modifications. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2014
First of all I'm Filipino & my hubby is half-Filipino half-Thai. I made this last night using all beef chunky sauce with mushrooms & peppers and Vienna sausages (I was already at Albertsons & didn't want to drive to Seafood City). We went back for seconds. When my toddler gets older I'll try this with the hot & spicy banana ketchup and/or sriracha. Read More
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