Leftover taco meat recipes go far beyond tacos on repeat all week. These recipes will freshen up your dinner routine with fun new ideas! Any of these recipes work with ground turkey, ground chicken or your favorite meat.
Leftover taco meat (beef, chicken or turkey) can be frozen for later. Seal it well and pack it away in serving sizes your family eats in one meal. Use within 2 months and just stick the meat in the fridge to thaw overnight before adding to your favorite recipes.
19 Leftover Taco Meat Recipes
20-minute taco pie with crescent rolls
Tired of tacos? Sick of burritos? This fun and different taco pie with crescent rolls is a way to get those Mexican flavors you love in a tender crescent roll crust.
This French bread taco pizza is a twist on taco night and a great way to use that leftover taco meat. The French bread is split horizontally smeared with taco sauce and it makes a great base with tacos.
How long is leftover taco meat good for in the refrigerator?
Freshly made taco meat can last 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator in an air tight container. If you get close to that time frame and don’t use yours, go ahead and freeze it but make sure you use it within a day of thawing.
The best toppings for leftover taco meat inspired meals
As with the tacos you intended the meat for, any of these 19 recipes would love a dollop of sour cream, cilantro, diced tomatoes, avocado, or black olives. If you’ve chosen a non starchy recipe to make, add some rice or beans on the side to round out the meal.