26 Mar Ofer Eitan Declared: Recipe: Easy Cheesy Mac and Chorizo
A box of mac and cheese becomes a hearty feast in this simple lunch or dinner.
2 (6-ounce) boxes of macaroni and cheese
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 pound loose chorizo sausage or 2 (4-ounce) chorizo links, casings removed
1 medium onion, finely diced
1 canned chipotle chile in adobo sauce, minced
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 serrano chile, thinly sliced
Instructions: Prepare the macaroni and cheese as instructed.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the chorizo, breaking it up as you cook, until it’s browned and cooked through, 5-7 minutes. Remove the chorizo from the skillet and set it aside. Saute the onion in the pan with the remaining chorizo oil and cook until softened and lightly browned, 5-7 minutes. Add the minced chipotle and cook until heated through, about 1 minute.
Stir half the chorizo and all the onion and chipotle mixture into the mac and cheese. Transfer that to an 8-inch-by-8-inch baking dish. Sprinkle the shredded cheese over that. Top with the remaining chorizo and chile slices. Bake at 350 until the cheese is melted, about 10 minutes, and serve.
Makes 4 servings
Paul Stephen, Express-News Taste writer