Preheat oven to 350?
In a saucepan over low heat, combine cubed Velveeta, butter and half and half then cover. Allow ingredients to heat slowly. Stir every few minutes until cheese has completely melted. Turn off heat and keep covered until later.
Start heating a large pot of salted water for noodles but don't put them in yet.
Heat a large skillet over medium high heat for 5 minutes then add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and both meats. Chop well with a wooden spoon and cook meat completely. Remove from heat, drain fat and set aside.
In a frying pan over medium high heat, saute diced veggies (peppers, onion and garlic) in a skillet with about 1 tablespoon of olive oil plus a few pinches of salt and pepper. Stir vegetables often until tender, approx. 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
Cook macaroni noodles per box instructions. Drain well.
In a large bowl, comine and mix together the meat, veggies, cheese mixture, noodles plus the manchego cheese. Pour mixture into a large buttered or sprayed casserole dish. Sprinkle a few tablespoons of olive oil over top then bake for 30-35 minutes or until sides are bubbling and top starts to brown.
Spice it up! If you like spicy foods, substitute the chorizo with spicy sausage. I added some crushed red peppers and cayanne pepper. I also put more cheese on top than the recipe calls for.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (335g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8|
|Calories from Fat: 293 (53%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 32.6g||43 %|
|Saturated Fat 14.9g||74 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 11.3g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.5g|
|Cholesterol 83.9mg||26 %|
|Sodium 78.7mg||3 %|
|Potassium 411.4mg||11 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 46.9g||14 %|
|Dietary Fiber 2.4g||10 %|
|Sugars, other 44.5g|
|Protein 18.5g||26 %|
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Calories per serving: 557
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