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Chorizo and Lentil Ragu for Under a £5!


400g Dried pasta

225g Chorizo stick

1 Onions finely chopped

2 Garlic cloves chopped

400g Tinned cooked lentils

400g Tinned tomatoes

1 tsp smoked paprika

Salt and pepper

1 tsp Smoked paprika

50g Grated Parmesan Cheese

Here’s how

Cook the pasta in a large pan of salted boiling water for 9 minutes.

Meanwhile to make the ragu, chop the chorizo sausage in to small pieces and add to a large shallow non stick frying pan.

As the chorizo starts to warm up in the pan it will melt the fat out, once this happens add the chopped onions and season with a little salt.

Together the salt and the heat from the pan with draw out the moisture and allow the onions to caramelise in the pan, this is your first layer of flavour.

Continue to cook until soft, then add the paprika, and lentils.

Open the can of tomatoes, if you are using whole tomato break them up in your hand as they pour out, if you are using

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