Thursday, May 16, 2013

Re-Invented Leftovers

My children are not the biggest fans of leftovers.  B does not like things to be reheated.  M will not eat anything unless it is the same temperature as it was the first night it was served.  And L is hit or miss most nights of the week. I guess they come by this honestly since my father will not eat leftovers.

However whenever we have a "taco-night" they hope we have enough leftovers for nachos.  I also get excited since it means that I have an easy (and somewhat healthy) dinner at the ready.  And last night I was over the moon that I could make the kids nachos since we had a jam-packed day!!!

Left-over Nachos

Taco Meat (we always use ground turkey)
Black beans
Sweet corn
Shredded cheese (whatever kind you like)
Corn chips (we use Tostitos Scoops since they hold the toppings so well)

1. This is a recipe all about "eye-balling"!  First you must find the right baking dish. You want to make sure the dish to not be too big since you want an even layer of fixings.  Small amount of leftovers equals a small baking dish.  Big amount of leftovers equals a big baking dish.  Same goes for the cheese.

2. Combine taco meat, black beans, corn, and salsa in a pan and simply reheat.

3. Form a nice even layer of corn chips in your baking dish.  Evenly sprinkle half of your cheese over the chips.

4. Place baking dish under the boiler until cheese has melted.

5. Evenly spread the combined taco meat, beans, corn and salsa over the chips and cheese.  Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.

6. Place baking dish back under the boiler until all the cheese is melted.


Do you have any tip for "re-inventing" leftovers? 

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  1. This is such a great idea! May have to steal this idea from you some night next week!

  2. Will definitely try this when my girls are home!


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