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Recession Recipe of the Week: Ramen Tacos

sapporo-beef-noodle-soup-lg.jpgTimes are tough. Not a day goes by without a doomsday report. When the news is on it's tempting to put your hands over your ears and sing "la la la....I can't hear you." If the state of the economy scares you, forgo your fancy ingredients for cheap Asian groceries.

During the Depression, families survived on powdered milk, ketchup tomato soup, and (if they were lucky) stale bread. With our recession recipes, you don't have to resort to such extremes. Stock up on Asian noodles, rice, and other cheap but delicious ingredients. You could feed a large family on these tasty and wallet-friendly staples.

Every week, we'll show you the best budget Asian recipes. Feed the whole family on a delectable rice or noodle dish that only takes minutes to make. We found this genius Asian recipe for beef ramen tacos at the official Ramen homepage.

Ramen Noodle Tacos 

    • Beef Ramen (or chicken ramen if you prefer)
    • taco seasoning
    • 3 taco shells per pack of ramen
    • 1 teaspoon butter per pack of ramen

Warm taco shells according to box directions. Cook ramen to preferred softness and drain. Stir in 1 teaspoon of butter per pack of ramen into the warm noodles. Use 1/2 the amount of ramen flavoring you usually like, and then add that same amount of taco seasoning. Heap ramen into warm tacos and enjoy with lettuce and tomatos added to the top.

Who knew you could make ramen tacos? Comment below with your ideas for cheap eats  and you could earn a coveted spot in our recession recipe of the week. For fun, take the poll below and let us know which Asian noodles are your favorite- from shirataki noodles to udon noodles, Asian Food Grocer carries them all. 

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