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Homemade Mexican Lasagna

 Homemade Mexican Lasagna
Our friends and family love this recipe. It's easy to make ahead of time and can be frozen. This is especially nice during particularly busy times of the year.—Brenda Cooper, Edna, Kansas
10 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) picante sauce
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chili beans, undrained or 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 12 corn tortillas (6 inches)
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions, optional
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, optional

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat
  • is no longer pink and onion is tender; drain. Stir in the picante
  • sauce, beans, salt and pepper; set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine cottage cheese and egg. Spread one-third of
  • meat mixture in one 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish or two 8-in. square
  • baking dishes. Top with half of Monterey Jack cheese, half of
  • cottage cheese mixture and six tortillas (tear tortillas if
  • necessary to cover cheese more completely). Repeat layers, ending
  • with meat. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
  • Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes. Let stand a few minutes before

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Homemade Mexican Lasagna (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • serving. Garnish with green onions and serve with sour cream if
  • desired. Yield: 10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 455 calories, 22 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 108 mg cholesterol, 1,122 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 34 g protein.
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