Texas Two Step in a Jar

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  • 1 (1.6 ounce) package brown gravy mix
  • 2 tablespoons mild chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried, minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 10 tortilla chips, coarsely crushed, more as needed to fill jar
  • 1 1/4 cups pasta wheels, uncooked


  1. Pour gravy mix into a one-pint wide-mouth jar.
  2. In a small bowl, combine chili powder, oregano, cumin, onion and garlic salt. Pour on top of gravy mix. Add tortilla chips and pasta to fill jar; secure lid.
  3. Tie on a gift tag with the following recipe.

Texas Two Step

Brown 1/2 pound ground beef in a large pan. Add jar contents and 7 cups water; bring to a boil. Stir in 1 (15 ounce) can corn and 1 (16 ounce) can diced tomatoes. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes until pasta is tender.

Garnish with tortilla chips and shredded Monterey jack cheese.

Serves 8.