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Favorite Mexican Lasagna Recipe

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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
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

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

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.
Originally published as Mexican Lasagna in Country Woman January/February 2007, p29


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kmk1955 247631
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 241701
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 217174
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 102055
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 95517
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 94689
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 168631
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 163072
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 163071
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2013

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

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mel'skitchen 94686
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2013

"awesome"

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