Filipino Spaghetti

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Filipino Spaghetti

I have a recipe that I'd love to share. It's Filipino Spaghetti. My toddler absolutely loves this version of spaghetti (probably because it's sweet) and won't even eat the more traditional Italian version anymore. It's so easy to make and I usually have majority of the ingredients on hand.

1 box spaghetti noodles
4 cloves of minced garlic
1 large yellow onion
1 - 1.5 lbs. ground beef or turkey
6 hot dogs
1 tall can spaghetti sauce (preferably hunts traditional)
1 small can diced tomatoes
1 small can tomato paste
1/2 bottle of banana ketchup (easy to find in any Asian store)
1 cup of tomato ketchup
2 tablespoons sugar (add less or more depending how sweet you want it - it's already going to be fairly sweet b/c of the banana ketchup)

I usually boil the water for my noodles and begin to prepare the sauce at the same time. Prepare the noodles as usual and add some salt to the noodles while in the boiling water, drain when cooked, and set aside. Saute the garlic and onions in olive oil. Add ground meat and cook until brown. Slice the hot dogs diagonally and add to the meat and saute for about 5 mins. Add spaghetti sauce, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, banana ketchup, tomato ketchup, and sugar and heat on medium-low heat until the sauce mixture is heated through. Combine the sauce and noodles together. Enjoy!

Submitted by Mariel
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