My husband and I really prefer homemade meals and try to avoid fast food and prepackaged foods whenever possible. This can be a bit time-consuming, but I don't mind because I love to cook! However, if I am going to take the time to cook from scratch, I like to cook in larger quantities. This results in a lot of leftovers for just two people.
Until recently, we might have eaten the same thing two days in a row, but by that third day...we are pushing the leftovers to the side in search of something more interesting.
For example...A few days ago, I made Italian Beef in the crockpot (3 1/2 lbs). It was really good that night and Terry even shared some with his work crew the next day for lunch. But we were still left with a good sized Ziploc container full of the stuff and fairly tired of eating it anymore. I knew that I wanted to use the leftovers to create a new dinner, but wasn't sure what direction to go! I checked out the pantry and found Pace Picante Sauce and taco shells. Perfect! I was going to make beef tacos with the Italian Beef leftovers.
It was simple. I just added the leftover Italian Beef and some Pace Picante sauce to a saucepan and heated it through on the stovetop. I baked the taco shells and gathered all of the fixin's for tacos. It literally took me just under 10 minutes to make a really great dinner!
This meal inspired me to find more "redos" for my recipes! I hope to add this as it's own section on this blog as I create more "Dinners - Round 2".
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