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A 7-Day Meal Plan Using Taco Meat

Save yourself some time this week by cooking 3 pounds of ground beef on Sunday. Start with a make-your-own taco bar, and then turn the rest of that savory taco meat into three delicious meals— your family won't even know it's leftovers!

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Sunday: Seasoned Taco MeatTaste of Home

Sunday: Seasoned Taco Meat

I got this recipe from the restaurant where I work. It's famous in our town for the blend of seasonings, and now the secret is out! —Denise Mumm, Dixon, Iowa

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Monday: Taco Pizza SquaresTaste of Home

Monday: Taco Pizza Squares

Everyone will come running the minute you take this fun twist on pizza out of the oven. I top convenient refrigerated pizza dough with leftover taco meat, tomatoes and cheese, bringing a full-flavored fiesta to the table in under half an hour. —Sarah Vovos, Middleton, Wisconsin.

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Tuesday: Tasty Onion ChickenTaste of Home

Tuesday: Tasty Onion Chicken

The secret to this French onion chicken is the yummy, crunchy coating that keeps the meat juicy and tender. Round out your meal with green beans and buttermilk biscuits. —Jennifer Hoeft, Thorndale, Texas

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Wednesday: Meat-and-Potato QuicheTaste of Home

Wednesday: Meat-and-Potato Quiche

This hearty dish is welcome anytime, of course, but our family especially enjoys it at breakfast! It just seems to get the day off to an extra good start. —Esther Beachy, Hutchinson, Kansas

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Thursday: Taco PinwheelsTaste of Home

Thursday: Taco Pinwheels

These pinwheels come together quickly when you start with leftover taco meat. They make an appealing party appetizer served with salsa, or a fun lunch option with a salad on the side. —Cindy Reams, Philipsburg, Pennsylvania

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Friday: Sheet-Pan Chipotle-Lime Shrimp BakeTaste of Home

Friday: Sheet-Pan Chipotle-Lime Shrimp Bake

I like to make this seafood dinner for company because it tastes amazing, but takes very little effort to throw together. Use asparagus, Broccolini or a mix of the two. It’s all about what's available for a decent price. —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia

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Saturday: The Ultimate Chicken Noodle SoupTaste of Home

Saturday: The Ultimate Chicken Noodle Soup

My first Wisconsin winter was so cold, all I wanted to eat was homemade chicken noodle soup. Of all the chicken noodle soup recipes out there, this type of soup is my favorite and is in heavy rotation from November to April. It has many incredibly devoted fans.—Gina Nistico, Denver, Colorado

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