1 (1.61 ounce) package regular or non-fat brown gravy mix
3 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
2 tablespoons dried minced onion
2 tablespoons dried celery flakes
2 tablespoons beef bouillon granules
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
3 to 3 1/4 cups wagon wheel pasta
Pour gravy mix into wide-mouth quart jar.
In small bowl, stir together taco seasoning mix, celery flakes,
bouillon granules and parsley flakes. Pour into jar to make second
Add pasta. Close with lid. Attach gift tag and decorate jar
Tip for filling jar: Use a funnel to pour the dry ingredients into
the bottom of the jar.
Use the following recipe for the gift tag.
Beefy Mexican Casserole
Cook and stir 1 pound ground beef in skillet until done; drain and
Empty contents of jar into 13 x 9-inch baking pan that has been
coated with cooking spray. Add 3 1/2 cups water; stir to combine.
Stir in 1 cup chunky salsa, 1 (16 ounce) can Mexican corn (drained)
and the cooked beef. Cover tightly with aluminum foil. Bake at 375
degrees F for 60 to 70 minutes or until pasta is tender. Remove
foil; sprinkle 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese over top. Cover loosely
and let stand until cheese melts.