Need leftover taco meat recipes

Shonda - posted on 04/22/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )

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Hi everyone, my husband just made taco salad for a men's dinner the other night, but has lots of taco meat leftover. I don't want to have taco salad all week. Do you have any recipes that uses cooked taco meat in it?

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Teresa - posted on 04/23/2009

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Take a can of Pillsbury Grand biscuits, line cupcake pan with biscuits by pressing (spray pan with non-stick spray first). Fill "pocket" with meat, sprinkle cheddar cheese on top, bake for 10-15 minutes. Serve with salsa and sour cream. My family loves these...I also vary it by using sloppy joe mix...YUM!

Marybeth - posted on 04/23/2009

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Buy" 3 cheese" Kraft dinner and make according to package, except use 1/2cup of sour cream instead of milk.
Layer the bottom of a baking dish with macaroni.
Next layer taco meat on top, a layer of salsa, cover with shredded cheddar or jack cheese or both.
Bake for 15 minutes at 375.
Dish out onto plate and sprinkle with crushed tortilla chips. ( we prefer "cool ranch doritos, for the spices).
A favorite in our house. Good luck.
*(Freezable without the tortilla chips and cheese).

Pam - posted on 05/30/2012

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Throw it in some beef broth, add corn, bell peppers, tomatoes, onions and/or cut up squash and you have tortilla soup. Bake some corn tortillas in the toaster oven & crumble them on top. Add hot sauce or cayenne pepper to taste.

Toss it in any hamburger recipe.

Michella - posted on 05/20/2012

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We do taco spaghetti! Mix the meat with a jar of spaghetti sauce and when you serve it with the noodles top with shredded cheese, salsa, and sour cream. Very yummy !

Ruth - posted on 03/28/2012

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I make 'tamale pie'--I make polenta (or cornmeal mush), and let it set up in a large pie pan. I make taco meat, add a can of drained beans and a can of enchilada sauce, and put that on top of the polenta. Top with cheese, bake for 40 to 50 minutes at 350 degrees, serve with salsa, avocado, lettuce, sour cream, or whatever other toppings you like.



A different tamale pie involves meat, sauce, and beans underneath and cornbread on top, and you bake until the cornbread is done.

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Nataschia - posted on 03/28/2012

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All are good Put it on hot dogs fries or tater tots, I have also put it on pizza and pitas, chip dip, spaghetti sauce

Laura - posted on 03/20/2012

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I was chatting with some firemen in the grocery the other day...they were having "taco potatoes" for dinner. Very simple! Bake potatoes and top with everything you would ordinarily put in a taco.



Also, add additional sauce/salsa and make Mexican sloppy Joes...enjoy

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Mmmm- y'all are making me HUNGRY!

Don't forget, you can freeze the leftover taco meat (within 3 days) in ziplock freezer bags in an amount that works for you and thaw whenever you want tacos or chili or whatever.

Karina - posted on 04/23/2009

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hi, i do stuffed potatoes....bake potatoes whole in the oven, when cooked, split them open and put on some garlic butter and then spoon on the taco meat.

then top with shredded cheese and put under the grill or back in oven, top with corn chips, sour cream and guacamole.

enjoy......karina.

Kimberly - posted on 04/23/2009

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Make chili and use the meat. I use a jar of salsa in my chili anyway.....Kidney beans, light and dark, burger, and salsa, onions and you are good to go..

Shonda - posted on 04/23/2009

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WOW! Thanks for all the cool leftover taco meat recipes. I want to try every one!

Leslie - posted on 04/22/2009

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Hi! One of my favorite recipes is an Enchilada Casserole:

(1) lb taco meat

(1) can each drained black beans & corn

(1) can enchilada sauce (green or red)

(1) cup sour cream

(2) cups shredded cheese

(3) green onions, thinly sliced

(1) small can sliced black olives

approx 10 fajita sized tortillas, cut into strips



In a large bowl, mix together meat, beans, and corn. In a medium bowl, mix sour cream and enchilada sauce. Dip the sliced tortillas into the enchilada sauce mixture. Make one layer in bottom of greased 13x9 baking dish.



Spoon half of the meat mixture evenly on top. Sprinkle with about 1/3 of the cheese.



Dip more tortillas in the sauce and make one more layer. Top with the rest of the meat mixture. Sprinkle with 1/3 of the cheese.



Drizzle some of the enchilada sauce around the top of this layer (about 1/2 - 1 cup)



Make one last layer of dipped tortillas as the top. Sprinkle with cheese, green onions, and black olives.



Bake in 350 degree oven until bubbling and hot.



Enjoy!

Erin - posted on 04/22/2009

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Taco Wreath--my kids and husband love this. You mix the taco meat with shredded cheese. Use unrolled crescent rolls to make a circle on a baking stone or round baking sheet. Place spoonfuls of the taco meat cheese mixture on top of the unrolled crescent rolls. Then pull the corners of the rolls over and press down to secure. Bake as directed on the crescent roll package. The "wreath" puffs up to cover most of the meat mixture. Can serve with sour cream, salsa, etc.

Shanan - posted on 04/22/2009

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If you like breakfast tacos. Add 1 cup cooked taco meat to 8 to 12 scrambled eggs and top with sour cream and/or salsa. Roll into a soft taco shell and enjoy. Very simple and fast.



You can also add some to your cornbread recipe with a couple of tablespoons of sour cream to keep it from getting too dry. Top with cheese for a great cornbread casserole. The more sour cream you add the softer the casserole will be don't add more than a cup for one batch of cornbread though or it won't set up. I don't have any specific measurements for this one, I just toss it in, stir it up and bake.

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i always make extra taco meat and the next night I make taco goulash. Make it with pasta and then put meat in pasta and then add a can of sauce extra taco type seasoning and garlic bread yummy. or another taco chilli. good luck

Bonnie - posted on 04/22/2009

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you could make really yummy mexican omelettes, or quesadilla's or even add some tomato sauce to it and you can have kind of a taco-sloppy joe on a bun or toast. hope it helps!

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Mmmm- y'all are making me HUNGRY!

Don't forget, you can freeze the leftover taco meat (within 3 days) in ziplock freezer bags in an amount that works for you and thaw whenever you want tacos or chili or whatever.

Shonda - posted on 04/23/2009

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WOW! Thanks for all the cool leftover taco meat recipes. I want to try every one!

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