Taquitos: How To Use Up Any Mystery Freezer Meat

Taquitos: How To Use Up Any Mystery Freezer Meat

Sarah Rae Smith
Jun 30, 2011

Nearly any meat is good in fried taco form. We remembered this recently as we pulled a frozen hunk of cooked, sliced pork out of our freezer. We had no idea how long the pork had been in the freezer, or what flavors or marinades it had been cooked with. But no worries. Pork — meet the food processor!

One of our favorite tricks for mystery meat from the freezer is to toss it straight in the food processor. Our Cuisinart, armed with a regular old chopping blade, whips up almost any meat (aside from slick fish), into a light and fluffy mound of deliciousness.

We added in some leftover cilantro and found ourselves with a delicious filling for some leftover tortillas in the fridge. A bit of heated oil, a smidgen of cheese and we were chowing down on mystery meat — which has never tasted so good.

The best part is that the taquitos can be frozen and reheated as needed. Tasty and economical!

What do you do with mystery meats or other foods in your freezer? Share your frugal and meal stretching ideas in the comments below!

Related: Recipe: Quick and Easy Homemade Taquitos

(Image: Sarah Rae Trover)

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