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Left Over Taco Meat -- What to Make

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Made some mean tacos last night, but have about two cups of seasoned hamburger leftover. Other than tacos, what am I eating tonight?

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  1. It depends on what the meat has in it in the way of seasonings. What are they?

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    1. re: niki rothman

      Let's see...
      1 small onion , chopped small (about 2/3 cup)
      3 medium cloves garlic , minced or pressed through garlic press (about 1 tablespoon)
      2 tablespoons chili powder
      1 teaspoon ground cumin
      1 teaspoon ground coriander
      1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
      1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
      table salt
      1/2 cup tomato sauce
      1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
      1 teaspoon brown sugar
      2 teaspoons vinegar (preferably cider vinegar)
      Ground black pepper

    2. melt some cheese and the taco meat between a couple of flour torillas - quesadillas; spread between a bun with a little cheese and shredded lettuce - taco burger; fry up a flour tortilla shell add lettuce, tomatos, meat, etc - taco salad; add to some scrabled eggs, sauted onions and/or picante for tasty migas.

      1. Chili. Happens to me all the time.

        1. Use it to make empanada's. Fun to make, great to eat and you could also add some of the great fresh corn that is out there at this time of year. They freeze well too so leftovers are always a plus!

          1. You can used the seasoned meat to create an awesome meat sauce to serve with pasta (I did almost the same thing last night, a spicy bolognese! :))

            --Dommy!