Spicy Tapatio Pasta

We love to be the bearer of good news, because DFM is on a Cinco De Mayo count down. Mexican-inspired dishes will be among the most frequent additions to the site up until the 5th.

Enjoy it. We most certainly will.

Spicy Tapatio Pasta

1/2 pound pasta of your choice – $0.50
1 tablespoons vegetable oil – $0.15
1/2 onion, diced – $0.25
2 cloves garlic, minced – $0.02
1 bunch kale, washed and chopped – $1.99
1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes – $0.79
1.5 cup cooked black beans – $0.63
1/4 cup salsa – $0.42
1 tbsp chili powder – $0.05
1 tsp ground cumin – $0.05
2 tbsp Tapatio, or to taste – $0.05


  • Prepare pasta according to package instructions.
  • While cooking pasta, in a large saucepan heat oil over medium-high heat and cook onions until translucent. Add garlic, chili powder, ground cumin and cook just until fragrant.
  • Add diced tomatoes, hot sauce, and salsa and continue cooking for 10-15 minutes.
  • Finally, mix in kale, black beans, and pasta and cook just until kale has wilted. Serve with sour cream and cheese or eat as is for a vegan main course!

Makes approximately five servings.
Total Cost: $4.90
Cost Per Serving: $0.98

Nutritional Information:

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