Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Cheap Meals: Tacos and more

About once a week my family and I have tacos. It’s easy to make and not very expensive. A favorite for all of us.

1 lb. of ground turkey or ground beef
1 envelope of taco seasoning of your choice
1 can of black olives sliced
1 tomato
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
1 box of taco shells or tortillas

Follow directions on the envelope for meat. 
Cut up tomato and put in small bowl. 
Open olives and put in small bowl. 
Shred cheese or buy a bag. 
Follow directions on box to heat up taco shells. Heat up tortillas for about 15 to 20 seconds in the microwave to soften them before making burritos. Otherwise they break easily.

I also will make guacamole sometimes when the avocado is on sale.

1 avocado
1 tbl. spoon of lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste

Smash avocado with a fork and mix in other ingredients in a small bowl. Serve on tacos, burritos or nachos.

For an additional side you can make Spanish Rice too. They have envelopes at the store for pretty cheap or you can make your own from scratch. There are a ton of recipes out there. My favorite so far is from

I also have made chicken tacos too.

2 frozen chicken breast
1 jar of your favorite salsa.

Add chicken and salsa into a large pan and put on medium heat. 
Cover and stir occasionally. 
When the chicken looks cooked take out of the pan and shred it up into pieces. Place back into pan and cook until chicken is cooked through. 

This will feed a family of four.

Use this to make chicken tacos, enchiladas or burritos.