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:

(Source: dollarfriendlymeals.com)