Who says taco salad has to be topped with taco meat only? Not I. I will top our salads with any leftover chili, beans or cooked taco meat. Since I’m always doubling and freezing extra, taco salad comes together in a snap when there’s an abundance of beans. Try topping your next bed of lettuce and chips with leftover chili. I know it’s the “Wendy’s” way of doing taco salad, but it could become your favorite frugal way to use leftovers or just change things up a bit.
All our leftovers can be frozen and reheated to make our favorite salads. Here’s our favorite ways to top our salads:
- Southwest Chili
- Meatball Chili
- Cooked, Seasoned Taco Meat frozen in batches
- Black Beans and Corn
- Pintos and Cheese
- Cheesy Black Beans