First off, you make this in the crockpot. It cooks for eight hours and BOY does it make the house smell yummy. I used a six-quart crockpot, but I think a four-quart would also offer enough room for this, especially if you cut the recipe in half.
But if you're left with leftovers, and you will have leftovers, there are other ways to enjoy this meal. For instance, I had it for dinner again during the week and served it with tortilla chips on the side. Without the rice, this would actually make a really good chip dip.
And then, of course, you can get rid of the rice and eat this in a taco! Shredded cheese and cilantro still make a perfect topping for these tacos.
So there you have it! I hope this has inspired you to get creative with your leftovers. What meal do you like to make that also makes good leftovers in a variety of ways?