Smoky chorizo mac 'n' cheese

Add a little spice to your Thursday evenings with this delicious smoky chorizo mac 'n' cheese recipe made with chorizo, chili paste, and smoked paprika and filled with stretchy mozzarella and cheddar cheese.

This spicy twist on the classic mac 'n' cheese meal is packed full of flavour. The ingredients you will need are 1tbsp olive oil, 200g chorizo, 1 sliced onion, 1 crushed garlic clove, 2 tsp paprika, 1-2 tbsp chili paste, 1 tsp coriander, 400g chopped tomatoes, ½ tbsp light brown sugar, 400g mixed beans, and 400g macaroni pasta. And for the cheese sauce, 50g butter, 50g flour, 2 tsp English mustard, 1l semi skimmed milk, 250g mature cheddar, and 100g grated mozzarella.

Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Slice half of the chorizo and chop the remaining half and add to the pan for five minutes. Fry the onion until golden and add the chili paste, coriander, paprika, garlic, tomatoes, sugar, and beans. Stir and simmer for 15 minutes, add the chorizo back in to the pan, and season to taste. Meanwhile, for the cheese sauce, melt the butter in a pan and stir in the flour for two minutes. Add the mustard, remove from heat, and whisk in the milk. Turn up the heat and cook for an additional three to four minutes, continuing to whisk until thick and smooth. Mix in 200g of cheddar and a dash of nutmeg.

Boil the pasta for two minutes less than instructions, drain, and stir in the cheese sauce. Place the cheesy pasta into a large baking dish and stir in the smoky bean mixture. Top with the remaining mozzarella and grated cheddar and bake for 25 minutes.

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