Frugal Fridays: Tacos Two Ways

For this week’s Frugal Fridays, I’m pulling out an old standby here at Casa Foodie. It goes back to the beginning of our marriage, even further maybe. The first thing is plain tacos, with all the trimmings, served with Spanish rice and refried beans on the side.


The second? Is a salad made with the leftovers the next day. So two meals for the price of one. :)

Taco Salad

Here’s the breakdown of costs:

1 lb. ground beef = $1.99/lb. on sale
Package of Taco Rice = $1.00 on sale
Iceberg Lettuce Shreds = .99/bag
Roma Tomatoes = 4/$1.00
Refried Beans = .99
8 oz. bag cheddar cheese = $1.66 on sale
Taco shells = $1.49
Taco sauce = already on hand
Taco seasoning = already on hand
Sour cream = 4 oz of a 16 oz bottle ($1.99) = .50

For a grand total of $9.62 - just sliding in under the budget.

2 thoughts on “Frugal Fridays: Tacos Two Ways

  1. I love tacos. And Mexican rice. Neither of which I eat often because I sometimes forget my roots and feel like I have to be uber-creative in the kitchen.

    Can I come to your house and have some of these?

  2. Hi! I just couldn’t leave without telling you what a beautiful, professional looking blog this is. Congrats! Oh, and the tacos look great!

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