Make tacos lately and wondering what to do with leftover taco meat? Here are 20+ of our favorite taco meat recipes. Whether you have shredded or ground taco meat these recipes will help you use the leftovers!
From casserole to dip to stuffed peppers you are sure to find a recipe or two that your family will love. Using up leftover proteins is one of the easiest ways to make another quick meal during a busy weeknight. What is your favorite way to use up leftover taco meat? Let us know in the comments below!
This Dairy-Free Queso with Ground Chicken is easy to make and the perfect appetizer or snack for a group! All you need to make this recipe is about 15 minutes and 4 simple ingredients. Substitute the ground chicken and taco seasoning with your leftover taco meat for an even faster queso!
This Easy Chicken Taco Pasta is loaded with chicken, peppers, onions, black beans, cream cheese and then topped with cilantro! This one pot taco pasta is ready in about 30 minutes. Using leftover taco meat will make this recipe even faster, just add it in at the end and cook until it's heated through!
Taco Tater Tot Casserole is made with seasoned ground beef, refried beans and veggies. Topped with everyone’s favourite golden tots and a zesty Pico de Gallo, this casserole brings all the kids (young and old) to the table.
This Ground Beef Taco Salad recipe will become your to-go meal when you want a quick and easy meal for lunch. It is loaded with tomato salsa, avocado slices, lettuces and of course taco seasoned ground beef. It’s gluten free, low-carb, dairy free, Whole30 and made in just 20 minutes!
If you know, you KNOW. A Doritos Walking Taco is one of those truly fun-to-eat, comfort food-type meals. They are amazingly delicious thanks to bold, crunchy Doritos and taco-seasoned ground beef. They are the perfect snack for using up leftover taco meat.
Taco Skillet is everything you love about tacos in one pan. Easy, quick, and healthy Mexican food you can make exactly the way your family likes it. Please meet a 25-minute favorite ground turkey recipes crowd pleaser.
Air fryer taco pockets are a fun way to use leftover taco meat. Buttery crescent rolls stuffed with all your favorite taco topping and fried to perfection. Be sure to add this to your list of go to air fryer recipes!
These Taco Salad Meal Prep Taco Bowls are made with healthy ground turkey and filled with black beans, sweet corn, shredded cheese, crisp lettuce, and all your favorite toppings. Enjoy these delicious Taco Bowls for dinner and repurpose the leftovers into perfectly portioned make-ahead meal prep lunches.
Replace those chips with a touch of sweetness! These Mini Sweet Pepper Nachos are the perfect way to use up some leftover taco meat (or go meat-free), and still indulge that nacho craving, but with a gluten-free, low-carb option!
Our Pub Style Irish Nachos are sure to be a hit. Cajun seasoned and fried potato slices are topped with warm taco meat, melted sharp cheddar cheese, smoky bacon, spicy jalapenos, diced tomatoes and tangy sour cream.
Take your taco Tuesday or party, picnic, or gathering to the next level with this simple Taco Dip that takes only a few easy steps to prepare and is practically irresistible. Not your average 7-layer dip though, this taco dip with meat is hearty, has a cream cheese and sour cream base, and is filled with delicious toppings.
All purpose shredded chicken that we use for chicken tacos also makes a great addition to homemade Brunswick stew.
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