1x 340g can of SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham - cut into 1/2" (12mm) cubes
(optional) 75g leeks - sliced
40g plain flour
1 x rounded teaspoon mustard powder
1 x egg - beaten
125g mild Cheddar cheese - grated
130g dried macaroni - cooked according to manufacturer’s instructions
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
A little extra butter to grease the dish
Garnish: fresh parsley
Melt the butter in a saucepan and sauté the leeks on low heat until softened.
Add the plain flour, mustard powder, salt and pepper and stir for 2 minutes to cook the flour.
Gradually add the milk, stirring well between each addition and continue to cook until sauce begins to thicken.
Take off the heat and allow to cool slightly, then add a little of the hot sauce into the beaten egg, stir well, then add this mixture back into the saucepan and stir well (do not add the egg straight into the sauce or it will "scramble").
Meantime cook the macaroni as per manufacturer’s instructions and add to the sauce and stir well.
Add the grated cheese (reserving a little for the topping and 3/4 of the cooked cubed SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham, stir well to combine.
Grease an ovenproof dish with the extra butter and pour the mixture into the dish.
Top the mixture with the remaining SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham cubes and sprinkle on the remaining grated cheese.