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Aldi’s Money Saving Meal ~ Tostadas

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We usually have a Mexican Meal at least once a week in our house. We all like Mexican and it’s a frugal meal. I originally got this recipe from Amy over at The Finer Things in Life.


As I’ve told you before, I buy 90% of my groceries at Aldi’s, their prices are great and the quality of the food is good too. There are very few items that we have tried that we don’t like. So, that’s why I came up with the Aldi’s Money Saving Meal for you.

Tostada ingredients.fixed


  • 1 pkg. tortilla shells (corn or flour)   $.99
  • 1 lb. of Hamburger plus spices for Taco Seasoning  $1.90
  • Refried Beans  $.35  (.69/can, use 1/2)
  • Black Beans      $.08 (.69/can, use 1/8)
  • Rice (I usually use the spanish rice, but any kind will do)  $.30  ($.59/box, use 1/2)
  • Sour Cream   $.15 ($.99/container, use about 1/8)
  • Shredded Cheese  $.35 ($2.49/pkg, use about 1/8)
  • Salsa or Taco Sauce  $.37  ($1.49/bottle, use of 1/4)
  • Lettuce, Tomato, Onion (whatever you like on top)  $.35


Fry tortilla shells in oil, this is kinda fun to watch them puff up, my youngest got a kick out of it.


Then layer the ingredients you like. I usually serve these with chips, that way they can build their own nachos too if they want.

Total for Tostada Dinner:  $4.84


  1. I did this last week w/ ingredients I bought at Aldi. 🙂 Was SUPER yummy!! Thanks for posting the recipe.

  2. Thanks for the post and the break down of amounts and price.
    I am going to have to give this a try. I bet my teenager will like it.
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  3. Aldi’s is great! Over the summer they had tostadas for under $2 for a ton of them. We LOVED them! Aldi’s is great to supplement what I get at the Giant Eagle. Sometimes it’s hit or miss but I haven’t been unhappy with any purchases yet.

  4. I love Aldi’s! Did you know that Aldi owns Trader Joe’s!? What a difference between their prices…haha. Ok now onto this meal. Delicious! When I was a nanny for my old family we always has a huge Mexican night. It was everyone’s favorite.
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  5. Two of my favorite things-Aldi and tostadas.I like tostadas because they are easy, quick, and economical in addition to being very tasty.
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