20170115_130704.jpgI love spicy food, and I love pasta. So, I thought why not mix together two of my favourite dishes: Chili and a Pasta Bake.

So, I here is what you’re going to need!

(This recipe is for a serving of four, adjust accordingly.)

  • Chunks of Roasted Pork: This can be left overs from a sunday dinner, or just a Pork Joint roasted and cut before being put in the pasta bake. You can leave this out if you want it to be a Vegetarian/Vegan friendly dish.
  • Penne Pasta: I bought Gluten, Egg, Wheat Free pasta from Tesco. You’ll be using around a cup of this.
  • Cheese: this can be sliced or grated, you’re going to need around 100mg. A Vegan friendly substitute can be used.
  • 1 Tin of Chopped Tomatoes
  • 2 Spring Onions: finely chopped.
  • 1 Onion: finely chopped.
  • 1 Tin of Kidney Beans
  • 1 Tin of Baked Beans
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper: cut into cubes.
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic: finely chopped.
  • Cayenne Pepper: 1 tea spoon.

And now, how to cook it:

  1. Assuming you’re using left over pork or roast pork, or if you’re leaving it out – boil salted water until it begins to bubble, add your Penne Pasta.
  2. Once the Pasta has gone soft, drain it of the water with a culinder, then add the Pasta back to the pan.
  3. Add the tin of Chopped Tomatoes to the pan, along with tin of Kidney Beans and Baked Beans.
  4. When it begins to bubble, add the Garlic, Onion, Spring Onions, Green Pepper, and Cayenne Pepper. Mix them together.
  5. Pre-heat the oven to Gas Mark 6 When it begins to bubble, and all contents are steaming warm, pour the contents into an oven-proof casserole dish before adding your Cheese/Vegan Substitute to the top.
  6. Put the dish into the oven for approximately 35 minutes. 
  7. The Pasta Bake will be done when the Cheese or Cheese Substitute turns brown and crispy.

And there you have it!

I hope you enjoy it.

If you have a suggestion or request of what you’d like me to make next, feel free to leave the suggestion/request below!