Rigatoni and Meatballs


Ingredients:
350 grams rigatoni pasta
18 pieces beef meatballs

Sauce:
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 can(28 oz) crushed tomatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
1/4 cup basil, finely chopped
1/4 cup red wine
1 beef bouillon
1 tablespoon sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large pot, prepare the pasta based on cooking instructions. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a frying pan, heat cooking oil and fry meatballs for about 5-10 minutes depending on the size or until color turns to golden brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a sauce pan, heat olive oil on medium heat. Saute onions and garlic.
2. Add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, basil and parsley then stir to blend.
3. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
4. Add red wine, beef bouillon, Parmesan cheese, adjust seasoning with salt, pepper and sugar according to taste.
5. Add meatballs and gently stir then simmer for another 5 minutes. Stirring occasionally.

Part 4
1. Prepare pasta on pasta tray, add sauce and meatballs, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese, garnish with remaining parsley. Serve.

Stir Fry Shrimp in Tomato Sauce

Filipino Style Recipe: Stir Fry Shrimp in Tomato Sauce is a simple yet mouth-watering seafood dish. The dish is consist of shrimp stir fry then cooked in tomato sauce.

Ingredients:
500 grams shrimp, head removed
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tomato, chopped
1 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup broth
1/2 teaspoon sugar
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a sauce pan, heat olive oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add shrimp then cook until bright pink. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a same pan, add tomato then cook until soft.
2. Add tomato sauce and broth then simmer until reduced.
3. Season with salt and pepper according to taste.
4. Add shrimp then cook for another minute.
5. Transfer to serving plate then serve with steamed rice.

Spicy Pork Tomato Meat Sauce

Filipino Style Recipe: Spicy Pork Tomato Meat Sauce is a simple and easy recipe that consists of ground pork cooked in tomato sauce, bell peppers, cumin and olives then season with salt and pepper.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes.
Estimated time of cooking: 30 minutes.
Good for 3-4 persons.

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo ground pork, pre-boiled
1 green bell pepper, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 pieces bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 small pack tomato paste
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
2 tablespoons black olives
1/4 teaspoon dried chili flakes
1 tablespoon capers (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a casserole, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and bell pepper.
2. Add ground meat then continue cooking until light brown.
3. Add tomato sauce, water, cumin, bay leaves and parsley then simmer for 8-10 minutes.
4. Add olives, capers, chili flakes, salt and pepper then mix well.
5. Transfer to serving bowl then garnish with parsley. Serve immediately with steamed rice.

Pork Guisantes

Filipino Style Recipe: Pork Guisantes is a simple yet delicious tomato-based pork dish cooked in tomato sauce together with green peas. This dish can be served together with steamed rice during lunch time.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 30-40 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams pork, cut into serving pieces
1 small pack tomato sauce
1 cup water
2 tablespoons green peas
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
3 bay leaves
2 tablespoons fish sauce
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic and onion until translucent.
2. Add pork then continue sauteing until light brown.
3. Add fish sauce, bay leaves, water and tomato sauce then simmer in a low heat for 20 minutes or until tender.
4. Add green peas, cover and cook for another 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
5. Transfer to serving plate then serve with steamed rice. Enjoy!

Spicy Wings in Tomato Sauce

Filipino Style Recipe: Spicy Wings in Tomato Sauce is another mouth-watering dish that consists of a chicken wings cooked in tomato sauce together with potatoes, carrots, herbs and seasonings.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 40 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams chicken wings, cut into serving pieces
1 large-sized carrot, cut into serving pieces
1 large-sized potatoes, cut into wedges
1 large-sized tomatoes, chopped
115 grams tomato sauce
1/2 cup chicken stock
a dash of dried rosemary
a dash of dried chili flakes
a dash of dried basil
1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoons butter
salt and pepper to taste
cooking oil for frying

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Season chicken wings with salt and pepper.
2. In a frying pan, heat oil then fry chicken wings until golden brown. Remove from pan and set aside.
3. In a same pan, fry potatoes and carrots until light brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a sauce pan, heat oil then melt butter. Saute garlic, rosemary, and tomatoes until soft.
2. Pour chicken stock, tomato sauce, cumin, chili flakes and basil then simmer for 5 minutes.
3. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper according to taste.
4. Add chicken wings, carrots and potatoes then simmer for another 2 minutes.
5. Transfer to serving plate then serve with steamed rice.

Chicken Mechado

Filipino Style Recipe: Chicken mechado is another chicken stew that consists of a chicken meat cooked in tomato sauce together with potatoes, carrots and bell peppers then seasoned with soy sauce, bay leaves and vinegar. This dish is similar to other tomato-based dishes such as kalderata, menudo and afritada.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 45 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons.

Ingredients:
750 grams chicken, cut into serving pieces
150 grams tomato sauce
1 onion, chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
3 bay leaves(laurel)
2 large potatoes, quartered
1 bell pepper, sliced
4 cups chicken stock or chicken bouillon dissolved in water
4 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons fish sauce
salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 carrot, cut into cubes(optional)
1/4 cup green peas(optional)
2 tablespoons vinegar(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, heat oil then fry potatoes and carrots until golden brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pot, heat oil and saute garlic and onions.
2. Add chicken and fish sauce then continue sauteing until color turns to brown.
3. Pour tomato sauce, soy sauce, bay leaves and chicken stock then simmer until tender. Add water if necessary.
4. Add vinegar and boil again for 2-3 minutes. Do not stir.
5. Add carrots, potatoes and bell pepper then simmer for 3 minutes.
6. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper according to taste.
7. Transfer to serving plate and serve with steamed rice.

Meatballs Spaghetti

Filipino Style Recipe: Meatballs Spaghetti is another variety of spaghetti dish. Meatball is a combination of beef, breadcrumbs, eggs and other herbs then mold together into a balls. The sauce is a made of diced or crushed tomatoes simmered together with tomato sauce, cheese and other ingredients.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 40-50 minutes
Good for 6 servings

Ingredients:
500 grams spaghetti(any prefer pasta)
24 pieces premade meatballs

Sauce:
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 can(28 oz) crushed tomatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 tablespoon sugar
salt and pepper to taste

1 cup carrots, finely chopped(optional)
1 cup brown button mushrooms, chopped(optional)
1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped(optional)
1/4 cup basil, finely chopped(optional)
1/4 cup red wine(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large pot, prepare the pasta based on cooking instructions. Set aside

Part 2
1. In a frying pan, heat cooking oil and fry meatballs for about 5-10 minutes depending on the size or until color turns to golden brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a sauce pan, heat olive oil on medium heat. Saute onions and garlic.
2. Add carrots and mushrooms and continue sauteing for 2 minutes.
3. Add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, basil and parsley then stir to blend.
4. Reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
5. Add red wine, Parmesan cheese, adjust seasoning with salt, pepper and sugar according to taste.
6. Add meatballs and gently stir then simmer for another 5 minutes. Stirring occasionally.

Part 4
1. Prepare pasta on pasta tray, add sauce and meatballs, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese, garnish with remaining parsley. Serve with garlic bread.

Tips:
For homemade meatballs, follow the instructions below:
1. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, ground pork, eggs, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, basil and parsley. Mixed well.
2. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of the mixture and roll and compress to form 1-inch round meat balls. Continue this step until the mixture is consumed.

Chicken Menudo

Filipino Style Recipe: chicken menudo is another mouth-watering tomato-based dish. The procedure is almost the same to pork menudo and chicken afritada. The chicken marinated then cooked in tomato sauce together with vegetables and other ingredients.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 30-40 minutes
Good for 4-5 persons

Ingredients:
3/4 kilo chicken breast, cut into cubes
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 potatoes, cut into cubes
1 carrot, cut into cubes
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 cup tomato sauce
1 cup water
2 pieces hotdog, sliced
2 tablespoons dried raisins
2 bay leaves
3 pieces calamansi, juice
1/4 cup soy sauce
5 tablespoons cooking oil
brown sugar, salt and pepper to taste

1 chicken bouillon(optional)
1/2 cup sweet peas(optional)
2 tablespoons liver spread(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large bowl, marinate the chicken in calamansi juice and soy sauce for 15 minutes. Set aside.

Part 2
2. In a large pot, heat cooking oil and fry potatoes and carrots until light brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 3
1. In the same pot, reduce oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add marinated chicken then stir cook for 3 minutes.
3. Pour water, chicken bouillon and tomato sauce then simmer for 10 minutes or until chicken is tender.
4. Add potatoes, carrots, red bell pepper, raisins, hotdog, sweet peas, bay leaves and liver spread then simmer for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.
5. Adjust seasoning with brown sugar, salt and pepper according to taste.
6. Remove from heat then transfer to serving bowl.Serve immediately with steamed rice.

Cheesy Hotdog in Tomato Sauce

Filipino Style Recipe: Cheesy hotdog in tomato sauce is another easy and simple dish that is made of hotdog sauteed and cooked in tomato sauce then sprinkle with cheese. This can be served as pasta sauce, appetizer or pulutan or can be served together with steamed rice.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 10 minutes
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
8 pieces jumbo hotdogs, sliced diagonally
70 grams mozzarella or quick melt cheese, grated
100 grams tomato sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 white onion, chopped
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried chili flakes
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup water
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a pan, melt butter then saute garlic, onion and dried basil.
2. Add hotdogs and chili flakes then continue sauteing for 3-5 minutes.
3. Add tomato sauce and water then simmer for 3 minutes.
4. Season with salt and pepper according to taste.
5. Add grated cheese then simmer for another minute or until cheese is melted.
6. Remove from heat then transfer to serving bowl. Serve

Ground Pork and Snow Peas in Tomato Sauce

Filipino Style Recipe: Ground pork and snow peas in tomato sauce is an easy, simple and affordable dish. Sauteed ground pork then cooked in tomato sauce together with snow peas and hotdogs.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
200 grams ground pork
4 pieces hotdogs, slice diagonally
80 grams snow peas
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
1 cup water
1 pork bouillon
2 tablespoons sugar
fish sauce or salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic and onion
2. Add hotdogs then stir cook for 3 minutes.
3. Add ground pork, fish sauce and ground pepper then continue cooking until light brown.
4. Pour tomato sauce, water then cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
5. Add pork bouillon and sugar then adjust seasoning according to taste.
6. Add snow peas then simmer for another 3 minutes.
7. Remove from heat then transfer to serving plate. Serve with steamed rice.