Portuguese Spaghetti

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I bet you envision a spaghetti dish full with tomato sauce. This dish is light on the tomato sauce with, ground beef and chouriço. This recipe is where the Italian, Asian and Portuguese get together to form the best spaghetti dish ever. An exceptional tasting dish.
Prep time: min
Cook time: min
Total time: min
Yield: 8 servings


  • 2 large onions, sliced and cut into quarters
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground chouriço
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (28oz) can crushed tomatoes, ground peeled (Chunky Style)
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon dry basil
  • 1 pound spaghetti, cooked in water


  1. Cook pasta per package directions. Drain and toss with a little oil to keep it moist. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, over medium-high heat add olive oil and sauté onions and garlic until translucent, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add the ground meats, salt and pepper and sauté until browned, about 10 minutes.
  4. Add the crushed tomato, soy sauce and basil and bring to a simmer.
  5. Simmer for an hour stirring occasionally.
  6. Combine spaghetti with sauce in pasta pot, and serve.