Sausage mac and cheese
Dean Edwards' recipe is a real comfort dish for the family, plus it's cheap and goes a long way.
350g dried macaroni pasta4 uncured chorizo sausages or flavour of your choice1 red onion finely diced2 cloves garlic crushed2 roasted red peppers from a jar finely chopped1 x 410g tin evaporated milk80ml tomato ketchup1 tsp English mustard100g Cheddar cheese100g Monterey jack cheeseCouple of drops of hot sauce1⁄2 pack cheesy tortilla chipsCrisp salad to serve
Cook the macaroni to the packet's instructions, drain and keep aside. You could make individual portions if you like.
Remove the chorizo from its casing then break up into bite-sized pieces.
Fry off the chorizo in a dry pan for 3-4 minutes then add in the onion and garlic and cook for a further 5 minutes until softened.
Add the pepper, evaporated milk, ketchup, mustard, 2/3 of the grated cheese and stir until melted, then season and add the hot sauce to taste.
Stir in the cooked pasta and transfer to the baking dish/or individual pots, making sure it's well combined.
Blitz up the tortilla chips until they resemble breadcrumbs. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and crushed up tortilla chips.
Bake in a pre heated oven set at 180C/gas mark 4 for 30 minutes or until golden. Leave to stand for 5 minutes before serving with a crisp salad.