10/16/09

Money Saving Dinner! - Taco Wraps

This is one of the ways that we keep food costs low in our house. Prepping dinners and lunches ahead and freezing them is a great way to have food ready to go without having to run through a fast-food drive thru.

One of our new favorites is Taco Wraps. This is a healthier option to Taco Bell and you'll get a lot more food for your buck.

Here's what you need:
(some items are optional)
Each of these items were bought on sale at the lowest cost. And all of them (except the sour cream) can be frozen or stored in the pantry until you have all the ingredients to make the dish!

Here's my price breakdown on ingredients:
  • Ground Beef = $1.44/lb on sale w/coupon

  • Shredded Cheese, 8 oz = $.59 on sale w/coupon

  • Whole Wheat Tortillas, 8-ct = $1.52 at Walmart
    (Get plain Flour Tortillas even cheaper!)

  • Refried Beans = $.88

  • McCormick Taco Seasoning = FREE w/coupons

  • Salsa = $.90

  • Sour Cream (optional) = $.47

  • Chopped Onions (optional) = $.30 on sale

  • Chopped Green Peppers (optional) = $.42 on sale
TOTAL = $5.33 for 8 wraps

Here are the steps to make this dish:Place cooked ground beef, refried beans, and salsa in a bowl and mix thoroughly. I used 1 lb cooked ground beef, 1 cup salsa, and 1 can beans, but you can add to your taste.

Next, lay out your tortilla wrap and place 1/3 -1/2 cup meat mixture in center and top with shredded cheese.
Fold your wrap as pictured.

When you're done place your wraps in a gallon size freezer bag and freeze! These are great to grab straight out of the freezer and place in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Top with cheese and sour cream if you'd like.

Substitutions:
  • Switch out the beef for shredded chicken.
  • Use rice or instead of refried beans.
  • Use corn tortillas in place of flour tortillas.
  • Omit cheese, if dairy is an issue.

3 Comments:

shopannies said...

thanks for the great idea I never thought about taco wraps

christy said...

This would be great for my teenage boys. They always come home from school and want some kind of snack that is bigger than a bowl of cereal. I am going to try these. Thanks Stephanie!

jessica said...

These wraps look awesome and inspiring. I'm excited to make them for work. I think they are a wonderful replacement for left overs and frozen box meals. If you make them yourself ahead of time they are cheaper and quicker then the box meals. When I saw the photo they reminded me of frozen organic burritos they sell in the store and come in a variety of flavors. I think I also want to try spinach/mushroom pizza wraps, thai peanut chicken, and shrimp and cheese. I'm so excited about all the possibilities and how quick and easy these seem to be.

 

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