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Discover how to make the most of your leftovers with 35 delectable Leftover Taco Meat Recipes. From stuffed peppers to overloaded nachos, there’s a wide variety of options.

Discover how to make the most of your leftovers with 35 delectable Leftover Taco Meat Recipes. Learn how to use leftover taco meat.  From stuffed peppers to overloaded nachos, there's a wide variety of options. #eatingonadime #leftovertacomeatrecipes #tacomeatleftovers
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How To Store Leftover Taco Meat

Leftover taco meat requires careful storage to ensure it stays safe for future meals. First, you should wait until the taco meat has cooled to room temperature.

After the meat has cooled, store it in a resealable plastic bag or other airtight containers.

Put it in the fridge or freezer and make sure to write the date you put it there on the label. The shelf life of leftover taco meat in the fridge is about 3-4 days. The leftover meat can be kept for up to two to three months if frozen.

Can You Freeze Taco Meat? 

Yes, taco meat can be frozen. In fact, it’s an excellent technique to preserve leftovers for later use such as meal prep and weeknight dinners. The shelf life of frozen taco meat is about two to three months. 

Discover how to make the most of your leftovers with 35 delectable Leftover Taco Meat Recipes. Learn how to use leftover taco meat.  From stuffed peppers to overloaded nachos, there's a wide variety of options. #eatingonadime #leftovertacomeatrecipes #tacomeatleftovers

The Best Taco Meat Recipes

There are plenty of options for leftovers from taco night. We often make Ground Beef Tacos and Crockpot Taco meat. You can make tacos, salads, pizza, and casseroles, just to name a few.

Learn how to use leftover taco meat.

1. Nacho Bar

Everyone will enjoy being able to customize their nachos with all of their favorite toppings. It is amazing with cheese dip.

Nacho Bar recipe
We love to fix a nacho bar for parties, game day and more. It is easy and always a hit. Everyone loves to customize their nachos and it's a fun meal idea.
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2. Doritos Taco Salad

The Doritos Taco Salad has all the delicious taco flavors of a traditional taco but in a refreshing salad layout.

Dorito Taco Salad
Doritos Taco Salad is a family favorite recipe. It is loaded with ground beef, taco seasoning, Doritos and tossed with Catalina Dressing.
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3. Taco Sliders

Everyone will go crazy over these easy to make ground beef Taco Sliders at your next party or Taco Tuesday,

Taco Sliders
Change up your Taco Tuesday menu and make these Taco Sliders. These sliders are loaded with seasoned taco meat and cheese and baked in Hawaiian Rolls.
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4. One Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta 

One Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta meal is a layered Taco Pasta features salsa, smokey seasoning, and oozy cheese.

One Pot Beef Taco Pasta Skillet Recipe
Beef taco pasta skillet recipe is comfort food at its best. Try this easy taco pasta recipe. Taco pasta skillet is so quick. Try cheesy taco pasta recipe.
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5. Taco Pizza

The Taco Pizza is piled high with savory ingredients and bursting with flavor. Using ready-made dough, this meal couldn’t be simpler to make. 

Taco pizza
Our family loves this Taco pizza recipe and it is so easy to prepare. This easy Mexican pizza is loaded with so much flavor and tons of delicious toppings.
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6. Taco Crescent Ring

Taco meat combined with crescent roll dough is a delectable snack or main dish known as Taco Crescent Ring. 

Taco crescent ring
Taco crescent ring recipe is the perfect party food or dinner idea for a fun meal idea. Everyone loves this beef taco crescent ring and it is so easy.
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7. Taco Casserole

The casserole ingredients include ground turkey, tortillas, cheddar cheese, and salsa, and they come together to make a gooey, savory dish. 

Taco Rice Casserole
Looking for a freezer friendly recipe? You are going to love this easy taco casserole recipe! It is a simple casserole recipe that is packed with flavor. 
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8. Walking Tacos 

Walking Tacos are like a delicious bag of Doritos with all of your favorite taco fixings mixed in.

Quick & Easy Walking Tacos Recipe
What is a walking taco? You are going to love this walking tacos recipe. It is easy to make and the entire family loves Walking tacos. Learn how to make a walking taco. We love making a walking taco bar for parties!
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9. Walking Taco Casserole 

It’s an easy casserole recipe bursting with taco savory and sprinkled with corn chips before being baked.

Walking Taco Casserole
Walking Taco Casserole is a casserole recipe that is full of taco flavor. Topped with corn chips and baked for a simple weeknight meal.
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10. Doritos Casserole

Taco dip is a casserole dish loaded with all your favorite toppings such as sour cream, salsa and more.

Dorito Casserole
This Doritos Casserole is layered with ground beef, taco seasoning, and Doritos. All of the ingredients combine make the best casserole.
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11. Ground Beef Enchilada Casserole

This Ground Beef Enchilada Casserole has all the flavor of authentic Mexican food packed into every delicious bite.

Ground Beef Enchilada Casserole
Ground Beef Enchilada Casserole is layered with ground beef, corn tortilla's and sauce. Easy ingredients and full of flavor casserole recipe.
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12. Crock Pot Taco Salad

Taco Salad is a crowd-pleasing, healthy meal that requires little time in the kitchen and almost no cleanup.

Crock Pot Taco Salad Recipe
Crock Pot Taco Salad Recipe is perfect for busy weeknights. You can enjoy this meal with very little work and hardly any clean up.
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13. Ground Beef Quesadillas 

Ground Beef Quesadillas made at home is quick, cheap, and convenient enough to make during the week.

Cheesy Beef Quesadillas
Make this Ground Beef Quesadillas Recipe for a family favorite meal idea. Loaded with seasoned ground beef, cheese and simple seasoning.
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14. Crockpot Taco Soup 

Not only is Crockpot Taco Soup wonderful, but it’s also incredibly easy to make and flavored with taco seasoning. 

Crockpot Original Taco Soup Recipe
Crockpot Taco Soup Recipe is one of my go to meals on busy weeks because it is so easy. The flavor is just amazing and the entire family goes crazy over it.
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15. Crockpot Taco Rice Soup

This hearty stew is made in the slow cooker with tender chunks of meat or chicken.

Crock Pot Taco Rice Soup Recipe
Need a budget friendly soup? Try Crock Pot Taco Rice Soup Recipe made from leftovers. The slow cooker does all the work and dinner is ready fast. 
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16. Crock Pot Taco Chili

This scrumptious and flavorful Crockpot Taco Chili is easy to make with kidney beans, peppers, corn, tomatoes, and seasonings.

Crockpot Taco Chili
Easy crock pot recipe! With a few ingredients, enjoy this crock pot taco chili recipe on a cold day. You have to try this taco chili crock pot recipe today!
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17. Beef Enchilada Tater Tot Casserole 

The crisp, golden tots in Beef Enchilada Tater Tot Casserole provide a delicious crunch to each and every bite.

Easy Beef Enchilada Tator Tot Casserole Recipe
If you love tator tot casseroles, you will love this easy beef enchilada tator tot casserole recipe. All the flavors of beef enchiladas in a casserole.
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18. Ground Beef Enchiladas 

Making Ground Beef Enchiladas will fill your home with a wonderful aroma as the ground beef and flavorings cook together.

Easy Ground Beef Enchiladas recipe
Make this Easy Ground Beef Enchiladas Recipe when you need a quick but delicious dinner idea. Get all the flavors of enchiladas in just minutes.
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19. Homemade Crunchwrap Supreme

Learn how to make this copycat Crunchwrap Supreme for a cheaper and more delicious meal at home.

Crunchwrap Supreme (skillet recipe)
Enjoy this delicious and tasty Homemade Crunchwrap Supreme Recipe at home. No need to head to the drive-thru when you can make this easy crunchwrap recipe.
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20. Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

Mexican Pizza has your favorite toppings spread generously across the crunchy dough.

Taco Bell Mexican Pizza
Enjoy your Taco Bell fix at home when you make this delicious Taco Bell Mexican Pizza recipe. Learn how to make taco bell mexican pizza at home for less.
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21. Taco Lunchable

A Taco Lunchable is tastier than a plain lunchable and perfect for kids to pack in their lunch.

How to make a Taco Lunchable
How do you pack tacos for lunch? Packing tacos for lunch is so easy to do and the kids love to have something different in their lunches!
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22. Ground Beef Oven Nachos

Ground Beef Oven Nachos are not only great for a quick weeknight meal, but also make a fantastic appetizer.

Oven Nachos
Oven nachos are delicious and perfect to feed a crowd.  You can fix sheet pan nachos in minutes and everyone can enjoy their favorite toppings!
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23. Blackstone Nachos

The Blackstone Nachos are not your typical nachos; rather, they are a delectable feast that will make your taste buds happy. 

Blackstone Nachos
If you love Nachos and have a Blackstone, then you need to make Blackstone Nachos. Perfect to make for game day or for an afternoon lunch.
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24. Blackstone Ground Beef Quesadillas

Quesadillas filled with cheese, ground beef, and classic spices are a specialty of Blackstone Ground Beef Quesadillas. 

Blackstone Ground Beef Quesadilla
This Blackstone Ground Beef Quesadilla is loaded with cheese, ground beef and simple seasoning. It is cooked to perfection on the griddle.
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25. Taco Spaghetti

The ground beef, pasta, and melted cheese in this dish are the perfect combination for a quick and easy midweek dinner.

Taco Spaghetti
Taco Spaghetti combines my kids two favorite recipes, tacos and spaghetti. This recipe is easy to make, and perfect for feeding a crowd.
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26. Walking Taco Frito Chili Pie

Walking Taco Frito Chili Pie is a versatile dish and easy to make for potlucks, picnics, and more.

Walking Taco Recipe with Fritos
What is a walking taco? Try this Walking Taco Recipe with Fritos! Yes, walking tacos frito chili pie style. Learn how to make a walking taco. Make a walking taco bar. Easy dinner ideas
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27. Taco Pasta Bake

Taco Pasta Bake is brimming with flavor thanks to its combination of lean ground beef, salsa, pasta, and cheese.

Taco Pasta Bake
Our taco pasta bake is loaded with lean ground beef, salsa, pasta, and cheese, it's baked into the perfect weeknight casserole.
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28. Taco Dorados

Taco shells with the perfect balance of crispiness and chewiness are a household favorite that makes for the best Taco Dorados.

Taco Dorados
Taco Dorados are flavorful tacos made with a crispy taco shell. Crispy, chewy tacos shells that are a family favorite and easy to make.
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29. Taco Quinoa Bowl

The ground chicken, beans, and vegetables in this Taco Quinoa Bowl are delicious and nutritious.

Taco Quinoa Bowl
This Taco Quinoa Bowl is chock full of goodness with ground chicken, beans, and veggies!
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30. Cheesy Keto Taco Casserole

The cheese-topped Cheesy Keto Taco Casserole is cooked in the oven after being covered with minced beef and cheese.

 Keto Taco Casserole Recipe
This keto taco casserole recipe is an easy dinner idea that the entire family will enjoy. It's loaded with ground beef, topped with cheese, and then baked in the oven. Enjoy the taste of tacos without the carbs!
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31. Keto Mexican Ground Beef Casserole

Loaded with vegetables and protein, the Keto Mexican Ground Beef Casserole is a tasty recipe that people will enjoy.

Keto Mexican ground beef casserole
Everyone loves this keto Mexican ground beef casserole recipe! Make it with simple ingredients and pile it high with toppings.
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32. Taco Stuffed Peppers

Another quick and easy low-carb meal, this Taco Stuffed Pepper can be on the table in under 30 minutes.

Taco Stuffed Peppers
These Taco Stuffed Peppers are a low carb dinner that’s ready in less than 30 minutes! 
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33. Crispy Baked Taco Egg Rolls

Crispy Baked Taco Egg Rolls are crispy on the outside and so cheesy on the inside with lots of taco flavor.

Crispy baked Taco Egg Rolls
Crispy baked Taco Egg Rolls are the perfect finger food for a party or just for snacking, with the super crispy exterior and cheesy taco filling. They’re a crowd pleaser.
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34. Zucchini Taco Boats 

Zucchini Taco Boat can be filled with whatever fillings you like in a taco. This low carb option is an easy leftover taco meat recipe.

Zucchini Taco Boats
Zucchini taco boats are low carb and delicious. There is so much flavor in these. Try this healthy idea for Mexican Monday.
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35. Texas Toast Sloppy Joes

This savory take on the traditional Sloppy Joe is made with thick pieces of buttery Texas Toast and flavorful ground beef. 

Texas Toast Sloppy Joe’s
If you love Sloppy Joes than you are going to love this Texas Toast Sloppy Joes Recipe. Texas Toast is topped our favorite sloppy joe recipe.
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These leftover taco meat recipes are so easy that you will have time to make one of these easy Mexican desserts.

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