Wednesday, February 9, 2011

sweeeeet spaghetti

There are many versions of spaghetti. The obvious, Italian. Then others are the sweeter styles, such as the Japanese & Filipino kind. My step-mom is from Tokyo, Japan & when I first tried her version of spaghetti, I was in loooove and could not go back to the "regular" kind (whatever that means) anymore. There are a couple secret ingredients which make it sweeter than the typical spaghetti. Unfortunately, I promised not to devulge this information.

However, not too long ago, I've gotten into another type of sweet spaghetti: a Filipino version. It first started at Jollibee which is Philippines' No. 1 fast food joint. Something about their sauce is just so scrumptious...the cheese, the hotdogs, the sweet (literally & metaphorically) goodness! I was determined to find a similar recipe & make my own! So I looked up two versions online, did a combination of both, and also added my own little touch to it.

Note:  measurements not exact, just go by taste

angel hair pasta noodles
olive oil
1 lb ground beef
1 onion
1 package hotdogs
2 cloves garlic
3/4 : 1/4 tomato sauce to banana ketchup
regular ketchup
cream cheese
white sugar
salt, pepper
shredded cheese

Cook noodles according to instructions on package. In a medium sized pot, pour some olive oil and saute garlic & onions until cooked how you like. Add ground beef & simmer until cooked throughout. Add tomato sauce, banana ketchup, & regular ketchup. Mix well & let simmer for approximately 5 minutes. Add a touch of white sugar & a couple spoonfulls of cream cheese. Let it all melt into the sauce mixture. Add hotdogs & mix evenly. Salt/pepper for added taste. Top off with shredded cheese (and/or more cream cheese) in individual bowls. Enjoy the sweeeetness!


  1. can't wait to try your recipe. i loooove sweet spaghetti.

  2. Have you tried Samoan spaghetti? Its Corned Beef in place of the hamburger..

  3. Hi Candace! No, I haven't tried Samoan spaghetti before. That sounds really good though!! Where can I get it from?