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Leftovers Tacos Recipes

Leftover Tacos

This leftover tacos recipe is the perfect excuse for you to eat tacos and use those leftovers from yesterday and even the day before. You can get very creative with the toppings according to whatever you have in your fridge.
Course Main Course, Tacos
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 517kcal


  • 8 Corn tortillas
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 Cup of leftover rice Mexican style rice
  • 1 Cup leftover Picadillo*
  • 1 Cup leftover salsa Verde pork stew
  • 1 Cup shredded cabbage
  • Cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 Small tomato, diced
  • Cup Mexican Queso fresco optional
  • ¼ Cup Mexican cream to drizzle the tacos also optional
  • Spicy salsa of your choice


  • Heat oil in a skillet or griddle. Warm both sides of each tortilla on the skillet until they are warm and soft. Set aside on a plate.
  • Top each tortilla with about 1 tablespoon of rice, and 2 tablespoons of the filling of your choice. You’re going to have enough filling to add extras to your tacos.
  • Garnish with the shredded cabbage, onion and tomatoes. Finally, add the queso fresco and drizzle with cream (if using any of these). Serve with a spicy salsa.


* The fillings for these Leftover tacos can be any leftover dish you have in your fridge, as mentioned above


Serving: 2Tacos | Calories: 517kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 574mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 545IU | Vitamin C: 11.6mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 2.3mg