Making the most of leftovers

Almost every week we have a taco night.  And almost every week, we have leftover taco meat that nobody wants as traditional tacos in the following days.  So once I realized that was the pattern, I was almost hoping for leftovers that I could use in different ways. I always have some romaine lettuce in the fridge and a can of chili beans in the pantry.  Obvious choice is taco salad.  I pile on the salsa and other toppings I happen to have…cheese, sour cream, crushed tortilla chips, black olives, jalapeños and Catalina dressing.  And if I don’t have chips, I pull out the wonton wrappers and throw a few on a baking sheet and spray with cooking spray.  Into the oven at 350 for about 5 minutes, and you have a chip!


I also found that taco meat and all the fixings are wonderful on a baked sweet potato!  FYI…that works for leftover fajitas, too!  Sweet potatoes are an amazing canvas for almost any flavor.  Get creative!





Author: Debbie Nance

I am a working wife and mom, and I live with my family near Charlotte, NC. I am originally from Texas and have lived in a number of states in the southeast due to my job in radio. It sometimes requires moving to chase the dream. My husband and I have been married since 1994 and we host a country music radio show together. I am passionate about cooking and, I spend most of my time watching the Food Network, reading about food and testing new recipes.

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