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16 Leftover Taco Meat Recipes

Have a lot of taco meat left over, but you’re not in the mood for making any more tacos? You, my friend, have arrived at the perfect destination. The taco meat you have left over can be used to make a variety of delicious new dishes, such as burritos, quesadillas, spaghetti, and sloppy joes, which we will go over in detail in the following section.

Forget about Taco Tuesday; if you make these dishes, you might find yourself eating tacos (with meat) every day of the week.

1. One Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta

The flavorful taco meat is encased in a handmade sauce along with shell pasta in this recipe for Cheesy Taco Pasta, which is destined to become one of the finest ground meat pasta quality recipes. For a fuss-free meal during the weeknights, it can be ready in under twenty minutes and only requires one pan!

2. Pioneer Woman Taco Soup Recipe

Pioneer Woman Taco Soup Recipe
Pioneer Woman Taco Soup Recipe

If you think you’ve had taco soup before, you haven’t tasted this version of Pioneer Woman Taco Soup until you’ve had it with cheese and cream! The ultimate soothing and hearty soup, this ONE POT Taco Soup recipe is ready in only 30 minutes and packs all of your favorite taco tastes into one bowl. 

3. Mexican Street Tacos With Carne Asada

Mexican Street Tacos With Carne Asada
Mexican Street Tacos With Carne Asada

The flavors of authentic Mexican street food may be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home with these Mexican Street Tacos With Carne Asada. Soft corn tortillas are stuffed with marinated and spice-rubbed carne asada steak, handmade guacamole, fresh pico de gallo, acidic sour cream, salty Cotija cheese, and velvety sour cream. 

4. Chicken Taco Casserole

Chicken Taco Casserole
Chicken Taco Casserole

The Chicken Taco Casserole is the dinner that everyone will clean their plates after! This dish is layered with all of the best flavors of a chicken taco, from the succulent meat to the crispy tortilla shells, and all of it is baked together to perfection.

5. Frozen Breakfast Burritos Pioneer Woman

Frozen Breakfast Burritos Pioneer Woman
Frozen Breakfast Burritos Pioneer Woman

Freezer Breakfast Burritos from Pioneer Woman are a delicious, nutritious breakfast meal prep that you can grab and go any time of the day! They’re full of all of your favorite breakfast fixings, protein-rich, and will satisfy your hunger all morning long.

6. Nachos

You don’t feel like having tacos today? What about a celebration centered around nachos instead? You simply need to set up a variety of toppings for nachos, top them with any leftover taco meat, and you’ve got yourself a fantastic nacho bar!

7. Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese

Oh, and while we’re on the subject of spaghetti, here’s another way to reinvent pasta: add taco meat to your macaroni and cheese for a heartier meal. Why not combine two foods that always taste excellent together, like beef and cheese?

8. Easy Taco Lasagna

What do you do when you have a craving for Italian food as well as Mexican food at the same time, but you can’t determine which dish you want to make? Both of them are up to you! This Mexican casserole is the world’s easiest “lasagna” recipe since it uses tortillas in place of the traditional pasta sheets.

9. Shepherd’s Pie

Put your leftover taco meat under a warm and welcoming bed of mashed potatoes for added comfort. To prepare shepherd’s pie, season taco meat with Worcestershire sauce and add corn, carrots, and peas to the meat mixture before baking. Place in a baking dish, cover with mashed potatoes, and bake in the oven until the potatoes are golden brown.

10. Navajo Tacos

A variation on the original Navajo taco, which consists of meat, beans, cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes layered on top of fried bread. If there is any fried bread left over, save it to eat for dessert with honey.

11. Air Fryer Taco Bombs

Taco night at your house is about to get a lot more exciting thanks to these Air Fryer Taco Bombs! The exteriors turn up crunchy, while the centers retain their delectable gooey cheese quality.

12. Taco Sliders Recipe

These Easy Taco Sliders are a fantastic variation on the typical tacos that you can make at home. They don’t take long to prepare, are packed with taste, and are a surefire way to win over a crowd.

13. Taco Omelette Using Leftover Taco Meat!

Have any leftover taco meat from the dinner you had on Taco Tuesday? Make use of it in an omelette that is low in carbs and high in protein for breakfast (or dinner the following night!)

14. Cheesy Taco Rice Skillet

In less than 15 minutes, you can have this Cheesy Taco Rice Skillet on the table. It is packed with minute rice, which cooks very quickly, tasty taco meat, and cheese.

15. Potacos (Taco Stuffed Potatoes)

Since I first prepared this dish for my loved ones, they have been referring to it as “potacos,” and the name has stuck. A wonderful taco filling consisting of tomatoes, black beans, corn, olives, and any leftover taco meat, topped with a baked sweet potato or russet potato.

16. Taco Ranch Quiche

Quiche stuffed to the gills with taco meat, salsa, Ranch dressing, and cheese; this dish is known as the Taco Ranch Quiche. Can make in ahead & refrigerate or freeze for later.