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Favorite Mexican Lasagna Recipe

Favorite Mexican Lasagna Recipe

Tortillas replace lasagna noodles in this beefy casserole with a south-of-the-border twist. With salsa, enchilada sauce, chilies, cheese and refried beans, it's a fiesta of flavors. —Tina Newhauser, Peterborough, New Hampshire
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) enchilada sauce
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 flour tortillas (10 inches)
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided
  • 2 cups crushed tortilla chips
  • Sliced ripe olives, guacamole, chopped tomatoes and sour cream, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in the salsa, beans, enchilada sauce, chilies, taco seasoning and pepper; heat through.
  • 2. Spread 1 cup meat mixture in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Layer with two tortillas, a third of the remaining meat mixture and 1 cup cheese. Repeat layers. Top with remaining tortillas and meat mixture.
  • 3. Cover and bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheese and top with tortilla chips.
  • 4. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with olives, guacamole, tomatoes and sour cream if desired. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 448 calories, 19g fat (9g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 1240mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 8g fiber), 22g protein

Reviews for Favorite Mexican Lasagna

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kmk1955
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2016

"I have made this several times for my family and potluck functions.....all with great response. The only thing I do differently is add a drained can of corn or fiesta corn for a little extra crunch, and because we are all cheese lovers....... extra cheese! With enough vege toppings, dinner is served."

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dflack628
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2016

"I made this tonight for our family of three adults and we all loved it. The only change I made was using corn tortillas instead of flour because I had some leftover from another dish that I needed to use. I used low sodium taco seasoning. The crushed tortillas on the top give it a nice crunch when you eat it."

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Momi808
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2015

"Use lower sodium taco seasoning, I did and it helped to not make it overly salty as those seasoning packets always do. My boyfriend and I really enjoyed it. Also crush your chips very finely. Makes it easier to eat."

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bishop6920
Reviewed May. 23, 2014

"This was a bit heavy. I used whole wheat tortillas and Italian sausage. Next time I would use more cheese. Family said they liked it. We also made a loaf of French bread and a spinach salad."

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mrs._white
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2014

"This was fantastic! The whole family loved it. I did do a few things differently-I skipped the chilies (since my kids don't like them) and I added a touch of cumin. I also skipped the crushed chips and decided to top it w/ a layer of tortillas, enchilada sauce, and cheese. I will definitely make this again!"

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aleanak
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2014

"Great recipe. Made with corn tortillas and without the added calories of the crushed tortillas chips on top."

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andipanda
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2014

"This was great! I followed the recipe exactly except I didn't have black beans. I did one layer of flour tortilia on the bottom, instead of just starting with the meat on the bottom layer."

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foodz
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2013

"I have tried many different mexican lasagne recipes, this one had everyone raving. Wonderful flavours. Guess it's a keeper."

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transcona
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2013

"Made this recipe yesterday and was very good. Thanks."

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mel'skitchen
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2013

"awesome"

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mabelle2681
Reviewed May. 31, 2013

"This recipe has become a favourite in our house. I make it frequently now. What I've started doing is using shredded chicken instead of the ground beef, as well as using salsa verde and green enchilada sauce. My family likes it better with the chicken. Sometimes I will add a jalapeno for a little extra kick!"

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Arctic
Reviewed May. 11, 2013

"Great flavor. Not a black bean fan, so used a can of chili beans instead, which gave even more flavor. I did cut the recipe in half for the two of us, and still made plenty. Will definitely make again."

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apear
Reviewed May. 5, 2013

"Everyone in my family loved it. It is definitely a keeper!"

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Grandonna
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"I used Trader Joe's salsa, enchilada sauce, refried beans and frozen roasted corn. Also their corn tortillas. I even used their taco seasoning packet. This way I know that it's all natural. Excellent recipe. A keeper."

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dihiggins
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2013

"Its a good recipe but its just too much mexican!"

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bravekitty
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2013

"Great I do again thanks"

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klego
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2013

"I make this recipe often. I usually buy the ingredients in pairs so that I have one for now and one for a back up of the dreaded "what's for supper? I'm starved" busy nights. Tonight I did not have black beans in the cupboard so Bush's Grillin' Beans Black Bean Fiesta to the rescue."

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tc4dogs
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2013

"We were looking for something different and this is excellent. Have made it twice now for guests. Doesn't disappoint."

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cmanley97
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2013

"Delicious"

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akoehler79
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

"Have made this several times. Whole family loves it!"

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CallMeKylee
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2012

"Loved this recipe! I also omitted the black beans and added corn. Also used jalapeños instead of green chilies, as I love spicey food and it was awesome! Will definitely make again."

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JimCakalic
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2012

"This turned out very good. Used less cheese (2 cups) and omitted tortilla chips. Used green onions and added canned corn. Wasn't salty at all. Not sure where people think the salt is coming from unless they used salted tortillas and salted tortilla chips."

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socfan
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2012

"I made the sauce the day before and was easy to put together the next day. My family loved it - - will definitely make it again."

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Rwillisglassartist
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2012

"We absolutely loved this recipe! Very easy to make, and the goodies on top are an extra bonus (sour cream, guacamole, tomatoes, olives)."

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busymom3boys
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2012

"I had hoped this would be a winner for us due to the previous ratings but I was disapointed. It uses too many canned items to end up with a taste that is salty and not very good. My family wouldn't eat it, we pitched it after dinner."

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preacherswife304
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2012

"Well, my husband wasn't very excited about this recipe, so I decided to try it and see what he thought. He was surprised at how good it was! I omitted the black beans (personal preference) and used some extra cheese. I only used half the crushed tortilla ships called for, and next time will probably omit them altogether. Very good!"

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Debbilou
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2011

"It's OK but a little too heavy for my taste. Very salty but of course this is all personal preference(-:"

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JessicaLott
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2011

"I made this for my family over the weekend and they absolutely loved it! I did not change the recipe at all except for I left out the black beans because its just a personal preference. If you like Mexican food at all then you will definitely enjoy this."

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joniotto
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2011

"I made this exactly as written and our family loved it! It's just the right amount of spice and heat, and it goes together beautifully! Great recipe!"

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durfeefam
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2011

"We enjoyed this recipe!! Will make it again!!!"

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slug9000
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2011

"I liked this recipe. Very easy to assemble - took almost no time to put it together. It did taste a little "processed," I guess, maybe because of the canned enchilada sauce? In any event, it was easy to make and I will definitely make again. I used Morningstar Farms soy ground "beef" instead of the real thing - delicious!"

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thekingsfive
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2011

"This dish was delicious! I was worried about the tortillas getting soggy but they tasted wonderful in the dish. It was very flavorful and the whole family enjoyed it. (:"

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bgunlock
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2011

"This was the first Mexican Lasagna I have tried and it is wonderful! Great flavor throughout. I am going to make the meat mixture again and make empanadas with it. Thanks for a great recipe!"

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MamaJulez
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2010

"I used reduced fat items where possible, and it was still delicious!"

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belle770
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2010

"Everyone loved it! I omitted the black beans, since no one in my family likes them. (They don't like refried beans either, but did not know they were in there!). Can't remember the last time we enjoyed a dish so much."

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americandoll
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2010

"everyone that has tried it loves it. Big hit with my family, it is requested often."

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ibavalanche
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2010

"This recipe is a big hit with my family. They love it."

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jwallendorf
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2009

"This is an awesome recipe my fam just loved it added a few modifications and the corn tortillas is a must plus a few shakes of cumin and I didn't add the black beans"

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VeraM
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2009

"These were very good but even better when using corn instead of flour tortillas. My family didn't like the slimy texture of the flour tortillas, whereas corn tortillas don't get that way. The flavor is awesome."

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smfeldner
Reviewed May. 1, 2009
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MarciaBoone
Reviewed May. 1, 2009

"How about downsizing this recipe for Cooking for Two?"

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eagleswingz
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2009

"This turned out as pretty as the picture!I knew as soon as I took it out of the oven that it was a winner. This was very good, and very easy to prepare. Lots of flavor which my husband loves. My husband said he wouldn't change anything, but I might use just a little less refried beans (totally a personal preference) This turned out great and I will make it again."

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lisa53202
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"To alice_deloria:  Yes, the sauce is the meat mixture!Smile"

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alice_deloria
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2008

"recipe says eo add 1 cup sauce to bottom of the baking dish boy, isnt the sauce the meat mixture?"

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egosko1
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2008

"I made this at our house warming party and everyone loved it. I've had people email me for this recipe. It was really good and easy. I can't wait to make it again."

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cherrylady
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2008

"LOVED THIS RECIPE! Some at my house like it HOT and some of us not so much -- so I used canned diced tomatoes instead of salsa. Those who love it hot topped theirs with HOT salsa. Everyone was very happy! (When I was combining everything in the skillet everyone was scooping chips in and eating it like dip!) YUMMY!"

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aitorres
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2008

"Just made it and it tastes great thanx to your recipe!!!!!!!!!!!"

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