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Mexican Lasagna Recipe

Mexican Lasagna Recipe

I collect cookbooks and recipes (this one is from my son's mother-in-law). My husband teases me that I won't live long enough to try half of the recipes in my files! —Rose Ann Buhle, Minooka, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 65 min. + standing YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground turkey or beef
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  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons hot salsa
  • 12 ounces uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) mild salsa
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped, optional

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in beans, chilies, taco seasoning and hot salsa.
  • 2. In a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, layer a third of the noodles and meat mixture. Sprinkle with 1 cup of cheese. Repeat layers twice.
  • 3. Combine mild salsa and water; pour over top. Cover and bake 1 hour or until heated through.
  • 4. Top with sour cream, olives, onions, tomatoes if desired and remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, 5 minutes. Let stand 10-15 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving calculated without tomatoes equals 521 calories, 28 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 110 mg cholesterol, 909 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 29 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.