Using chorizo in dishes adds such a great depth of flavour. With chorizo, I rarely add any other spices thanks to the paprika that it contains.
This weeks Cheap Budget Meal is not only great for when you are cooking on a budget but also fantastic if you are short on time. This is such a flavoursome meal that can be cooked in 20 minutes.
Here is this weeks Cheap Budget Meal recipe...
Chorizo and Mushroom Pasta
170g chorizo ring (£2)
150g button mushrooms, halved or quartered depending on size (65p)
1 red onion, sliced (19p)
300g pasta (29p)
Fresh basil leaves
1tbsp olive oil
1 - Cook the pasta as per instructions.
2 - Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and add the chorizo, mushrooms and onions and cook over a medium heat for 15 minutes.
3 - Once the pasta is cooked, drain and return to the pan.
4 - Add the chorizo, mushrooms and onions to the pasta, also adding any of the flavoursome oils that are in the pan.
5 - Heat on a medium heat for 5 minutes. This will allow any oils and flavours to coat the pasta
6 - Just before serving add a handful of fresh basil leaves
I cooked this meal for just £3.13, that is a budgeting 63p per serving!