Easy Fish Tacos, with pinto beans and homemade tortilla chips. You can feed a family of 4 this simple meal for only $5.27. #simplerecipe #cheapmeal #fishtacos
Things have been pretty crazy around here lately with the kids being out of school, my oldest son and his family moving in and everyone’s hectic schedules.
Being from Southern California, fish tacos were something that we ate on a regular basis. You could find fish tacos at just about every restaurant that you went to. Now that we’re in West Virginia, it’s hard to find fish tacos, even at the Mexican restaurants.
In keeping with one of our most missed foods, I wanted to create a Fish Taco meal that would be both delicious and fit into our Feed 4 for 5 budget.
- 24 fish sticks
- 8 ounces crema
- ¼ tsp coriander
- ¼ tsp cumin
- Dash of cayenne
- 1 tsp lime juice
- Pinto beans
- 24 corn tortillas
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups cabbage, shredded
- ¼ cup salsa
- 4 green onions, sliced
- Bake fish sticks according to package directions.
- In a small bowl, mix together crema, coriander, cumin, cayenne pepper and lime juice. Set aside.
- In a small saucepan, heat pinto beans.
- Cut 12 corn tortillas into quarters.
- In a small skillet, fry the corn tortillas quarters in vegetable oil until they are golden brown.
- Remove the tortillas to a paper towel lined plate and lightly sprinkle with salt.
- Warm remaining corn tortillas in microwave.
- Top warmed tortillas with 2 fish sticks, cabbage, crema sauce, salsa and green onions.
- Serve with homemade tortilla chips and pinto beans.
How to get these prices:
- Fish Sticks – 44 sticks for $2.99 from Save-A-Lot
- Crema – 16 ounces for $2.50 from Kroger
- Coriander – 4.65 ounces for $2.09 from Kroger
- Cumin – 4.65 ounces for $2.19 from Kroger
- Cayenne – 1.79 ounces for $1.79 from Family Dollar
- Lime juice – 1 for $0.19 from Aldi
- Pinto beans – 15 ounces for $0.59 from Aldi
- Tortillas – 36 for $0.79 from Save-A-Lot
- Vegetable Oil – 48 ounces for $2.39 from Aldi
- Cabbage – 1 pound for $0.39 from Save-A-Lot
- Salsa – 16 ounces for $1.69 from Aldi
- Green Onions – 1 package for $0.49 from Aldi
Although all of the recipes in the Feed 4 for 5 are created to feed a family of 4 you can still adapt the recipes to feed a larger family for less. When our son, his wife and their daughter moved in I had to adjust our Feed 4 for 5 meals. Our budget used to be $5.00 per meal, now it’s $8.75 per meal, we add $1.25 per person to our budget.