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I've got the day off today and tomorrow from work (unfortunately I've got to work Easter. Retail is a bummer.) So I'm making use of my days off and keeping busy. I'm cleaning out our bathroom (for one of the smaller rooms in a house, it's a lot of work!) and heading to a movie tonight with my book club girls. Anybody read Water for Elephants? It was our first book club book and since the movie comes out tonight, we're all heading out to see it. Should be fun, and plus, it'll give me something to do because Andy has class until 10 tonight.
So I suppose you guys came here for some food right? Right.
One of my favorite things to do with leftovers is turn them into tacos! I mean seriously... it's perfect. You have your protein already made. You just have to chop up some vegetables. Warm up some tortillas. And bam! You've got dinner made in less than 30 minutes!
Remember Wednesday's barbecue? Well, I had a ton of brisket leftover! So it was obvious what I would be doing with it. Tacos! After perusing The Food Addicts' site, I thought I'd follow suit and jazz them up by turning them into a 'healthy' carnita form (no frying here!).
And don't forget to vote in the poll for this week! I need to make something this weekend, and more than likely it's going to Easter-related!
2-3 cups leftover pulled barbecue (like this recipe here)
Fresh sweet corn (or frozen), cut from the cob - you can cook it first if you like, but I actually like raw corn
1 large tomato, seeded and diced
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
6 soft flour tortillas, warmed
1 cup romaine lettuce, chopped
Salsa and sour cream, optional
Preheat your oven broiler to the "High" setting and place the oven rack towards the top of your oven (if your broiler is in your oven instead of below it.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spread you meat in an even layer. Broil meat in oven until slightly browned and crisp, about 8 to 10 minutes. Make sure to flip the meat over to get an even broil on both sides. Alternatively you could always do the "frying" route to make your carnitas, but we're trying to be somewhat healthy around here so we didn't opt for that.
Once meat is at your desired crispness, assemble your toppings with your desired toppings (we did some fresh tomatoes, cheddar cheese, corn, and lettuce. Simple and delicious!
See. Dinner ready in no time flat. Using leftovers! So next time you open your fridge and see those leftovers, don't pass them by. Turn them into tacos and you'll have a delicious meal in minutes!
How about you guys? How do you use up your leftovers? How do you fix your tacos?
What sweet treat should I make for Easter?