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16 Easy Leftover Taco Meat Recipes

16 Easy Leftover Taco Meat Recipes

Can we be honest for a minute? Sometimes leftovers are so much better than they were the night before. And nothing is more delicious than when we have leftovers from Taco Tuesday. They are truly the gift that keeps on giving. Whatever leftover meat you happen have, they can (and should!) be transformed into a fresh new dish more amazing than the sum of its parts.

If you don’t have any leftover taco meat on hand, don’t sweat it. We have plenty of tips for mixing up a homemade taco seasoning that will go great with roast chicken, grilled shrimp, ground beef, even lentils.

Adding taco meat to breakfast tacos is an ideal way to start the day, and “putting an egg on it” is also an important pillar of our lifestyle. But if you’re looking for more lunch or dinner ideas, we’ve rounded up plenty of taco-inspired pastas, casseroles, and even lighter keto options. You also can never go wrong with adding leftover taco meat to other Mexican classics, like nachos, burritos, or our favorite beef enchiladas.

Want even more easy taco recipes? Take a quick peek at our fish tacos, cilantro-lime shrimp tacos, and easy chicken tacos. No matter the direction you take with your leftovers, you can never go wrong with serving them up with some homemade tortilla chips and guacamole, salsa verde, or Mexican rice and beans.

And if Taco Tuesday has truly transformed into Taco Wednesday, we have plenty of tequila-based drinks to make your meal all the more festive.