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Spaghetti A La Criolla

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Spaghetti A La Criolla
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 6

Spaghetti is one of the preferred pastas in the Dominican Republic, and this Spaghetti a la Criolla or Spaghetti Rojo (Red) is a popular dish. What's interesting about the way Dominicans eat it is that, most times, the spaghetti is accompanied by rice or plantains, making it a very hearty meal. This version doesn't have meat, but the recipe often includes cubed ham, salami or pork chop. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

Salt to taste
1
lb spaghetti
2
tablespoons oil
1
large yellow onion, diced
3
garlic cloves
1
cup cubanelle or green bell peppers, diced
1/2
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ diced tomatoes
2
cans (8 oz) Muir Glen™ tomato sauce
1/8
teaspoon oregano, ground
1/4
teaspoon white vinegar
3
tablespoons green olives stuffed with peppers, chopped

Directions

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  • 1
    In a pot, bring water to a boil. Add salt to taste and cook the spaghetti for 10-12 minutes or until done to your liking. After it’s cooked, strain the spaghetti and set aside.
  • 2
    In a large sauté pan, heat the oil and cook the onion, garlic and pepper until soft, translucent and fragrant. Add the diced tomatoes and tomato sauce.
  • 3
    Cook for about 10 minutes.
  • 4
    Season with oregano and vinegar.
  • 5
    Adjust salt to taste.
  • 6
    Add the cooked spaghetti to the pan and cover with sauce.

Expert Tips

  • Adjust the thickness of the sauce with water as needed.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
  • Spaghetti is one of the preferred pastas in the Dominican Republic, and this Spaghetti a la Criolla or Spaghetti Rojo (Red) is a popular dish. What's interesting about the way Dominicans eat it is that, most times, the spaghetti is accompanied by rice or plantains, making it a very hearty meal. This version doesn't have meat, but the recipe often includes cubed ham, salami or pork chop.

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