Thursday, January 20, 2011

Chinese Spaghetti with Spicy Meat Sauce

Sometimes it's fun to put a different spin on a regular everyday 
dinner like spaghetti and meat sauce.  This Asian version is a 
family favorite at our house.  

One of the main ingredients in the spicy meat sauce is hoisin.  
Hoisin is a Chinese barbeque sauce containing soybean paste, 
garlic,vinegar and various spices.  People usually either love it or 
hate it becauseof it's very distinct taste. If you are new to hoisin 
sauce you can dilute  it with a little water or rice wine to tone down 
the flavor.

Regardless........I think you will love this recipe!  

Chinese Spaghetti with Spicy Meat Sauce

adapted from

1 lb. ground beef
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 1/2 cups chopped onions
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes (more to taste)
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3/4 cup beef broth
1/3 cup hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
8 oz. spaghetti 
1/2 cup sliced green onions

In a large skillet brown ground beef until no longer pink. Drain 
and keep warm.

Pour sesame oil in the pan and saute onion, garlic, ginger and 
red pepper flakes until tender.

Combine cornstarch with beef broth, whisking until smooth.

Stir broth mixture, hoisin sauce, soy sauce into onion mixture.

Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; boil, stirring constantly for 1 minute.

Stir in ground beef.  

Serve on top of spaghetti and top with sliced green onions.

Serves 3-4

**I usually double the recipe for my family of 5**

To download a copy of this recipe click here.

mànmàn chī!.....Bon Appetit!


  1. I definitely want to try this one!

  2. Oh Mika I love it, I love bit spicy things and it looks perfect... Tomorrow in the dinner it will be served... thanks for the sharing...
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  3. Mika this looks interesting but you know me, I'm gonna try it and I know we will love it! I noticed you are reading The Pioneer Woman Cooks, do you love it? I love it and just tried several things prune cake, sour cream pancakes and the olive bread...all were yummy!

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  5. Hi, stopping by via FTLOB and have to say, I'm loving your caramel chicken and spicy meat sauce recipes! I love to cook so am now following your blog for some great dinner ideas!

  6. Love the sounds of it. I think I should just hire you--then I could have all these delicious recipes without grocery shopping and preparation!

  7. Just when I thought it was impossible to improve upon delicious spaghetti and meat sauce, i see your lovely recipe! thanks so much for sharing:) happy to be your follower!

  8. Your blog is such a treat! I love it here. This recipe looks delicious - must try for all my traditional spaghetti lovers at home. Thanks so much!

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  10. This looks really good--I don't eat meat, but I could sub in veggie crumbles for the ground beef and I bet it would be tasty!

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  15. that looks so amazing!! yum!

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  16. Love this! Always looking for something new to spice up dinner time.
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    You have such a cute blog!

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  22. This looks fantastic! Some a different spin on spaghetti!

  23. I love anything pasta and my husband loves spice so this would be the perfect combo for us! Thanks for following my blog, I'm following you back!

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  26. I love this! Sounds like something we would definitely enjoy!

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  28. Mmmmmmm...sounds incredible and will be something on my menu at home very soon!

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