Girls Night In

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A Kinda Mexican Meal

on February 5, 2015

I’m trying to cut costs and to be conscientious of eating better these days, and the result this week was my thinking of a Mexican-alternative dinner. This is what I did.

Instead of buying something like this (which belongs to my roommate):


I bought this:


I had a hunch that petite diced tomatoes were the same thing as salsa, and I was right! The diced tomatoes cost $1 while the salsa was approximately $4. Win!

The next step was to make use of something that had been long forgotten in the deep freeze. I found steaks (from a date which I had planned to cook for which never happened, alas). You may have chicken or turkey or something else. Any kind of meat will work. I sliced the steaks into bite-sized portions.

To finalize my instant-Mexican meal, I used lettuce instead of a tortilla, and the cheese I had on hand. My final ingredient list looked like this


You might also want to add sour cream, black olives, jalapeños or whatever else suits your fancy.

When I put it all together—lettuce, steak, tomatoes, cheese—this was the final result


So there you have it. A cheap, easy and protein-rich dinner!

One response to “A Kinda Mexican Meal

  1. Yum! Looks delicious. I will have to try this!

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