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Luncheon Meat and Broccoli Bake    HT  MC  English 55mins


Serves 4     Hot  Pork  Vegetables  Pasta  Main Course  England British Europe



200g/7oz Short Cut Pasta 
225g/8oz Fresh Broccoli Florets
1 x 325g/12oz tin Luncheon Meat or Spam cubed
1 Red Capsicum (sweet Pepper) deseeded and chopped
480ml/16fl.oz. Milk
2 tbsp Cornflour
1/4 teasp Black Pepper
100g/4oz Cheddar Cheese
2 tbsp Fresh Breadcrumbs
2 teasp Butter, melted



1. Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas Mark 4 and lightly grease a large shallow  ovenproof dish. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, add the pasta and cook for 7-10 minutes until just tender. 


2.  Cook the broccoli in boiling salted water for 5 minutes or until just tender.


3. Meanwhile, mix the cornflour with a little of the milk to make a paste. Place the milk in a large saucepan, stir in the cornflour and bring to boiling point, stirring constantly. Continue to cook until thickened then remove from the heat and stir in the cheese until melted.


4. Drain the pasta and broccoli well and add to the cheese sauce together with the luncheon meat and red pepper. Season with salt and pepper and transfer to the greased ovenproof dish.


5.  Combine breadcrumbs and butter in a mixing bowl then sprinkle it evenly over the broccoli mixture. Bake for 40 minutes and serve hot.




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