Taco Tuesday. Because you need some deliciousness that won’t break the bank…
Cheap Tacos at Home. Make up your own taco seasoning mix at home (thanks, BudgetBytes, for the recipe!) Estimated cost of 5 cents per serving beats that pre-packaged stuff you pay a buck for at the grocery store. Consider making your own tortillas with the recipe below, which will bump down your cost even more. Use shredded leftover beef or chicken and you have frugal dining bragging rights for at least a week.
Cheap Tacos Away from Home. Del Taco has budget tacos (a little smaller than the full-size version, and oh-so-tasty). $1.29 buys you three.
Fresh Tacos. Try making corn tortillas at home–this 3-ingredient recipe includes a photo tutorial over at Isabel Eats. The only thing I do different? I don’t have a tortilla press, so I use big fat books and wax paper to squoosh the tortillas flat. Doubles as cheap therapy, too. Check out the ethnic section of the supermarket for the masa flour.
So Easy Taco-ish Nachos. It’s Tuesday, I want the tacos but I’m too tired to even blink let alone squoosh tortillas. I cook and season taco meat then layer it on Doritos with the fixings, including sour cream and salsa and grated cheese. It’s trashy but effective in taming the cravings.
Super Easy Quesadillas. Two flat tortillas. Cheese. Some kind of meat if you like it, some veggies if you wish. Cook it like a sandwich until the cheese is melted inside. Way easy, nice and cheap. A salad on the side? You’ve got this.
Taco Tuesday Social Club. Yeah, you know your friends want Taco Tuesday and you know you want your friends over. You know what to do.
What’s YOUR secret for better living through Taco Tuesday?