Filipino Spaghetti


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!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
12 servings


  • 2 pounds spaghetti

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 head garlic, minced

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 pound ground pork

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 (26.5 ounce) can spaghetti sauce

  • 1 (14 ounce) jar banana ketchup

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 pound hot dogs, sliced diagonally

  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. 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.

  2. 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 (per serving)

708 Calories
27g Fat
83g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 708
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 1085mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 83g 30%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 85mg 7%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 622mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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