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Third times a charm?  Good thing I’ve had 5 workouts in 4 days to make myself feel better about these pizza experiments.  This will be the last pizza submission for this week as I am getting pizza’d out.  However having said that I have at least 4 more ideas spinning through my head for pizzas based on leftovers.

Leftover taco meat can be used many ways.  On a pizza for a quick lunch or supper is a quick meal for a busy family.  I love hot peppers and used pickled jalapeno’s in this recipe.  I also used regular peppers (orange, yellow & green) both sliced and diced. 

Options are endless.  What I enjoy on a taco or taco salad is what I put on this pizza.  I did not use exact quantities below as some people may prefer more of a topping, others less.  You decide.

 

Taco & Pepper Pita Pizza


1/4-1/2 cup taco meat
1/4 cup peppers (cut into rings, or diced)
1-2 tbsp salsa (or taco sauce)
1 tbsp pickled jalapeno peppers (or banana peppers)
1/4 cup diced tomatoes
1/2-1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese or monterey jack
1/2 cup sliced lettuce (romaine)

Spread salsa on your pita with a spoon, knife or pastry brush.

Next layer on your peppers, tomatoes and taco meat. Finally spread your cheese all over.  I admittedly added a light dusting of shredded parmesan on top.

Broil in oven for about 2-3 minutes or until cheese melted and bubbling. I bake mine on a pizza stone but a cookie sheet or pizza pan works just as well.

Remove from oven, let sit for a few minutes before slicing. I sprinkled fresh lettuce on top.  Outstanding.

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I am not really a leftover person. I can typically only handle 1 maybe 2 days of leftovers and even then that’s pushing it. Husband on the other hand could live off them all week. And so I must make our leftovers interesting….well for at least one meal 😉

Today for lunch we had leftovers!!  Here is what I came up with:
Serves 2-4
 

Leftover Pork, Rice and Spaghetti Noodle Fry

BBQ’d Pork Chops (Leftover from spicy orange porkchops and really not that spicy)
1 cup Leftover buttered spaghetti noodles, roughly chopped
1 cup Leftover Basmati Rice
1/2 cup Leftover Peas, cooked
Parmesan cheese, handful shredded
1/2 tsp Oregano
Seasoning salt & pepper to taste
1 tbsp Butter

Put your butter into pan and melt over medium heat. While butter is melting start slicing (thick or thin) your pork chops. Add rice and chopped spaghetti noodles to the pan and cook approx. 5 minutes stirring a couple of times. Add your sliced pork chops, parmesan cheese and oregano to pan. Mix well and let cook another 5 minutes. Finally add your cooked peas, stirring to combine and cook until just heated through (about 1-2 minutes).

You could really add any leftover vegetable to this meal, so feel free to experiment with your leftovers!

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