Maggoty dustbin pasta

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
This party dish tastes much nicer than it sounds- flavour orzo with black bean sauce and add peas, sweetcorn, peppers and ham for lots of colour

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:20 mins
  • Serves 12
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 228
  • fat 5g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 35g
  • sugars 7g
  • fibre 4g
  • protein 11g
  • salt 2.3g


  • 400g orzo pasta
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 red peppers, chopped
  • 326g can sweetcorn, drained
  • 175g frozen peas
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp five-spices
  • 280g shredded ham
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 220g jar black bean sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil


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TK Maxx is great for extras like bins and mini cauldrons.


  1. Cook the pasta using pack instructions. Drain, run under cold water, and drain again.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the veg oil in a large pan or wok, add the peppers, sweetcorn, peas, garlic and five-spice and stir-fry for a few mins. Add the ham, soy sauce, ¾ of the black bean sauce and the orzo, stir well and cook for 1-2 mins. Stir in the sesame oil and check seasoning.

  3. Heat the remaining black bean sauce in microwave. Tip pasta into a large bowl or a small, clean dustbin or cauldron. Drizzle over remaining sauce and let everyone dig in.

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