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One of the things that I do when work on my meal plans is think about what meals can be “Planned Overs” or a meal that I make and then the left overs are turned into a new and different meal. I made an easy burrito/taco filling out of planned over roast beef.


The method is simple. Chop leftover roast beef (also great with chicken) into bite size pieces, add some vegetables (I used leftover bok choy and a can of tomatoes) season with chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper and maybe a little taco sauce if you want.

We used our filling inside of Sourdough tortillas and also added refried beans (I make my own with this recipe and coconut oil as my fat), leftover rice, shredded cheese and sour cream for a decadent Stuffed Burrito.

I’ve made this burrito/taco filling quite a bit using whatever meat I have on hand. It is wonderful with chicken or pork. The vegetables can be just about anything. Onions, green pepper, celery, greens, broccoli (cut in small pieces) are all equally good.

If you are trying to reduce your food bill while still providing nourishing meals then getting creative in the kitchen and re-creating one nights dinner into a new meal is a great way to do it.

When you serve tacos or burritos, do you serve a ‘side dish’ or do you consider the taco/burrito a complete meal?
This post is a contribution to Pennywise Platter hosted by The Nourishing Gourmet.

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