Leftover taco meat recipes are a tasty way to stretch one meal into another. Make a double batch of ground beef taco meat and transform the leftovers into one of these delicious recipes!
Taco Tuesday is basically my love language. I mean, what's not to love about taco recipes??!?
Our whole family can customize their taco meat to their liking, so I've gotten into the habit of making extra taco meat on purpose.
Then I know I can use that leftover meat to make another easy dinner!
How to make taco meat
Personally, I reach for ground beef when making our taco meat. Even if we didn't have a few cattle hanging out in the barn outside, ground beef would still be my go-to choice.
It's meaty, it's flavorful, and I always have my low sodium taco seasoning at the ready.
But I'm also known to use some ground turkey to make my tacos. Either way, it's a fact....
Tacos ARE LOVE!!
How to store leftover taco meat
Leftover taco meat will keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 3-4 days. You can reuse the meat in that time frame, or freeze it for next time!
How to freeze to leftover taco meat
One of my favorites ways to entertain is with a big 'ole taco bar. Inevitably, we have leftover taco meat which is just fine by me.
It's easy to freeze leftover taco meat by putting into quart or gallon sized freezer bags. Remove as much air as possible before sealing.
Label it, lay flat to freeze, and store it in your freezer for up to three months.
When you're ready to make one of the delicious leftover taco meat recipes below, you can simply thaw the taco meat and you're ready to start cooking!
Leftover taco meat will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days. Keep it refrigerated in an airtight container.
To freeze leftover taco meat, place it in a zip top freezer bag or other freezer safe container. Remove excess air, label, and freeze for 3-4 months.