12 Jul 2010

Budget Meal: Spaghetti ala Pobre

Spaghetti ala Pobre? I added "ala pobre" because this is a poor man's spaghetti (pinoy style)! Nope, I did not use ketchup...i hate the ketchup based pinoy spaghetti. I still used the store bought spaghetti sauce but for the meat, instead of the usual ground meat, I used the canned corned beef.

I don't know why I love corned beef in my pasta...

This is my favorite "no-budget-pasta-meal" ever. Aside from the beefy goodness of the canned corned beef, It is pocket friendly also.

To all the wives out there who are in a tight budget but still wants a filling snack for the kids, you can give this pasta recipe a try.

Here's my recipe.

Serves 6-8.

1/2 kg spaghetti noodles
1 medium sized onion
3 cloves garlic
2 small cans of corned beef
2 250ml packs of spaghetti sauce, sweet style
Salt and pepper
1/2 tsp of dried basil leaves
1/2 cup water
1/4 of a bar grated cheese


1. Boil spaghetti noodles until al dente. Set aside.
2. Heat oil, saute onion and garlic, until onion turned transluscent.
3. Add the corned beef. Cook until the liquid evaporated.
4. Add the spaghetti sauce, season with salt and pepper. Add basil.
5. Add the water. This one is optional, I just added this oz i don't like thick spaghetti sauce.
6. Stir in the grated cheese.

Pour the sauce over pasta and sprinkle cheese on top.



AnNeTtEe said...

haha... tawa naman ako sa title abah... love na love ko ang filipino style spajetee... hayung gusto ko talaga ay may UFC ketchup... haha... sarap!! one of these days itatry ko mga recipes mo... pero kailangan itry mo rin makeup ko... hahahaha... nice idea hane?!

iCyLiCioUs said...

e pam-pobre kasi ang halo e...hahaha! hahah! habang tumatanda kasi tumataas na preference sa pagkain...arte e hehehe! naman...sige try natin muk-ap mo..kelangan maging super pretty ako...hahah

Anonymous said...

BF and I call the catsup-based Filipino style spaghetti "spa-catsup" and generally do not like it. Haha. Tomato sauce-based is still the best for me. You could also try canned tuna flakes for variation, I usually do that since my cousin doesn't like corned beef on spaghetti.

iCyLiCioUs said...

yup! the canned tuna is yummy also! I put the spicy tuna for added kick.