Mexican-style dinners using things like tacos, fajitas, and burritos can be a great way to eat a meal with the family and enjoy some delicious spicy flavours. While taco fillings are very easy to make, you may not be making the most out of just how convenient they can be. Next time you are preparing to make burritos, tacos or fajitas, why not make a large bulk of the filling, freeze some of it, and use it to create some of these other great dishes at a later date? These different ways of using Mexican-style fillings are also ideal if you have made too much and have some leftovers after the meal is finished.
Put them on a Pizza!
You can make a great Italian Mexican fusion dish by putting your taco filling on a pizza base. A lot of the big name pizza companies create Mexican-style pizza toppings, and there is no reason you cannot recreate this at home by sprinkling some of your leftover fajita or taco mix over a pizza topped with Mexican cheese. You can make your Mexican inspired pizza look and taste even better by adding some jalapeno or even some dollops of guacamole to it when it is finished cooking. You can even provide sour cream or salsa as a dip for the pizza crusts.
Stuff Some Peppers!
Another excellent use of taco mix is to hollow out large bell peppers and stuff them with the meat mixture. You can then bake the stuffed peppers and make a delicious Mexican-style dish from your leftovers. You can also try stuffing the outer layers of a large onion. Stuffing an onion with your taco mix can be a good way to still enjoy the flavour of tacos and fajitas if you are trying to avoid wheat or carbs. Click here for a site with some great taco meat recipes, including stuffed bell peppers.
Add Them To A Mexican Style Soup
A third way to use your meat mixes is to stir them into a pre-made or homemade Mexican Bean style soup. This will thicken up your soup and give it a meaty component, as well as adding to the existing range of spices. This type of Mexican inspired soup can be a great side dish for other Mexican dishes, or as a starter.
Mix into a Salad
Possibly the easiest way to use up any remaining fajita or taco mix is to simply sprinkle it over a green garden salad. This can be the simplest way to add some protein to a green salad and also give it some exciting spicy flavour.
These are ideas you can use to get the most out of pre-made mixes for things like fajitas. Whether you use them to avoid waste when you have leftovers, or you deliberately make bulk batches of the meat mixers to use for quick weekday dinners, you should find all of these ideas can lead to some tasty and satisfying – as well as convenient – dishes.