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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 beef
  • 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: 521 calories, 28g fat (16g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 909mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein.

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Bdb12241998 User ID: 8860091 248279
Reviewed May. 16, 2016

"I made the recipe as instructed although my honey thought it called for too much water I thought it was necessary to help cook the noodles. It did turn out very tasty but it was soupy. Day 2 it was perfectly reconstituted and very yummy! I'll def make it again but if I was going to present it to company I'd cut back on the water or make it a day ahead."

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nancydehaan User ID: 8141009 247380
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2016

"Family favorite. I have made this many times just like the recipe is written. We love it!!"

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tinafizz User ID: 6809260 246545
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2016

"I really wish people would rate the original recipe and not how they made it!"

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RGC2 User ID: 8378304 246540
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2016

"Very good. It's a Mexican flavored lasagna, which I wasn't sure of but it is good......we love Mexican food."

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fawn105 User ID: 8220200 244504
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2016

"Great tasting! The family loved this Mexican Lasagna and requested that it becomes a regular visitor to the dinner table. Tastes great as followed but I did add well drained can of corn to meat mixture.

Next time I will cut back on the water by 1 cup, only because it came out a little soupy, otherwise I followed the recipe as written."

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Comatose User ID: 8211094 241116
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2016

"This is not Southwestern (I'm from New Mexico) if it calls for lasagna noodles. I substituted corn tortillas for the noodles. Much better. You can either lightly fry the corn tortillas in olive oil and set them on paper towels to absorb the excess oil and then layer as the recipe calls for, or layer the tortillas with out frying. Much better."

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amehart User ID: 1464390 240610
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2015

"Excellent recipe! I added the two packages of taco seasoning, as others have done, and used a can of diced jalapenos in place of the diced green chilies, as my family loves spicy! This will be a regular in our meal rotation - thank you!"

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needajobnow User ID: 8676658 240323
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2015

"Awesome recipe! I made a few modifications. I added two packages of taco seasoning mix and two cans of chopped chiles. I used 4 tablespoons of mild taco sauce. In the meat mixture, I added salsa mild taco sauce to avoid dryness after baking. I didn't add salsa and water to top layer. It was one of the hit dishes for Christmas.."

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Jones-n User ID: 8606451 236841
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2015

"Very, very good!! Wife and kids loved this, great leftovers. I used regular Barilla noodles, amazed noodles came out soft, I was worried.

I tried to follow recipe as listed but after reading reviews made a few changes which are necessary.
Brown meat add a small diced onion, drain, then use 2 packets of taco seasoning, not one since it's 2lb of meat.
4 tablespoons of taco sauce instead of 2 hot sauce because of kids.
3/4 jar of salsa instead of whole
Added a can of Rotella with cilantro and lime plus the juice with the salsa and water.
Cover with aluminum foil to cook.
When finished, topped it with green onions, olives and a diced tomato, cooked additional 6 min. uncovered
Served sour cream on the side.
Let REST 10-15 minutes, a must!
Great flavors!!!!!!"

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StoneyLake User ID: 4983010 235207
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2015

"Very tasty"

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Ozarkagirl User ID: 5881259 233949
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2015

"I made this yesterday for a potluck birthday dinner for a friend's son and everyone loved it! There were no leftovers at all. I followed the recipe exactly and it did not turn out soupy. I also agree with others about not rating a recipe you haven't made or altering it to where you are really rating your own recipe since so many changes were made from the original one that was posted."

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mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 232187
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2015

"My kids loved this! I loved the fact that I did not have to pre-cook the lasagna noodles. I followed the directions pretty closely and my kids really loved the beef, bean and cheese combination. As a volunteer field editor for ToH I enjoy preparing classic dishes with a twist. Trust this five star recipe!"

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lstannard66 User ID: 8357453 227729
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2015

"Very easy and very good!"

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DonnaDWright User ID: 7881472 224030
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2015

"Made last night and we loved it. Even my son who claims he doesn't like refried beans. Very easy to make. The lasagna noodles are what gives it that out of the ordinary taste. I did use medium flavor salsa instead of mild."

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Suzdye User ID: 1054191 222439
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2015

"I have been making this for years but instead of lasagna noodles I use soft tortillas. More Mexican."

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laknecht User ID: 6624851 222375
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2015

"I like this recipe! quick and easy to make"

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Mita73 User ID: 8271570 221395
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2015

"So, so yummy!"

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Barbie86 User ID: 8238065 219266
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2015

"Amazing dish, loved it!"

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Rivkel User ID: 7467768 218850
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2015

"This is great. I used no boil lasagna. You can add whatever extras you enjoy. It was a little like eating seven layer dip, lots of different flavors. Everyone liked it and finished it off. Our guests ate a lot and the kids all had seconds, not even complaining they saw some sour cream. My rating comes from if my husband and kids like it. I am finding the best recipes ever in this site for my picky family."

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Momi808 User ID: 8202653 217170
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2015

"Made this last night and really liked it. The only adjustments I made was using low sodium taco seasoning because I know how salty that can be. Good thing because it would've been overly salty. I sprinkled on a scant cup of the crushed chips and found that it does give it a nice corn aroma since I used flour tortillas. Overall it was very easy to put together. It does go well with chopped fresh tomatoes ."

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thebigapple User ID: 8031442 216775
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2015

"Very good and I will definitely make it again. The only comment I will make is that the 2 cups of water (mixed with the salsa and poured over the top before baking) seemed excessive as the finished product was rather soupy. I will cut it down to 1 cup of water when I make this recipe again."

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mbaulch User ID: 7600486 33553
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2014

"Loved that I didn't have to cook the noodles first. I used pork instead of beef to decrease the cost."

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aleitel User ID: 4516793 29346
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2014

"Turned out super yummy and the whole family loved it!"

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Cookindad User ID: 5526957 84040
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2014

"My family has made this basic recipe for years only instead we used flour tortillas as the Lasagna noodles. Very good both ways."

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Snookhookr User ID: 7921713 29338
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

"The recipe was very good however the ingredients, plus a can of black beans I wanted to add to it, cost over $35 at Publix."

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toothfairylin User ID: 1460753 43733
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

"This was deeelicious! And I agree with Bill466...changing a recipe THAT much does not equate to the original recipe, Kandilicious. Jus' sayin'."

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1camsgram User ID: 6963090 82747
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2014

"Should the Colby-Monterey cheese of 4 cups be (32 ozs) since a cup is 8 ozs?? I'll give it a 4 since I haven't made it yet but, will be trying it this weekend."

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Bill466 User ID: 4203659 69756
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2014

"Kandilicious, read your review. While what you made is probably great, you did not make the same recipe -- you made a different recipe!!!"

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RITAJEANETTE User ID: 7724864 203950
Reviewed May. 3, 2014

"MY HUSBAND EVEN MADE THIS . I JUST READ OFF WHAT TO DO . WE DID ADD SOUR CREAM ON TOP AFTER IT WAS DONE INSTEAD OF BAKING IT ON THE LASAGNA.VERY GOOD"

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KarenKeefe User ID: 2062961 34186
Reviewed May. 1, 2014

"Tried this recipe and will be making it again Monday night for Cinco de Mayo party. Fabulous!"

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llheath User ID: 6590379 84038
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2014

"Very good...a family fav!!"

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Sharistr User ID: 7763090 33540
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2014

"Delicious!!!"

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daisey5 User ID: 146806 47138
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2014

"This was so good. Everyone liked it. I also used ground turkey in place of the beef."

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annette.barney@gmail.com User ID: 5326454 89004
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2014

"Turned out great! We loved it!"

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granddaughter1 User ID: 4351723 69489
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2014

"are the noodles the oven ready noodles or are they just ordinary lasagna noodles"

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yr4xs18w User ID: 7706946 203949
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2014

"Excellant lasagna"

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jeanschwalm User ID: 1668610 107847
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2014

"I made this for my card club and everyone RAVED about how good it was! It is easy to put together. I even refrigerated it first and cooked it later in the day. Turned out beautifully. The only thing different I did was to add a small onion and a few garlic cloves to the meat mixture. I'm getting requests for a copy of it and will definitely make it again!"

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Kandilicious User ID: 7467996 75931
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2014

"I make this same recipe except I use browned and drained ground turkey with diced anaheim and pasilla chilies, jalapenos, white onions, and fresh lime juice and zest. I use a ground chili based seasoning that I created as my "taco seasoning" ingredient. A can of drained and rinsed black beans and frozen corn is added to meat mixture. Instead of lasagna noodles I use yellow corn tortillas and green enchillada sauce and layer as stated in the recipe. I omit the olives and top with cilantro, green onions, cheese, and tomatoes.....Served with rice and garden salad with cilantro lime ranch dressing. This dish is always a hit at potlucks and parties."

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Jahque User ID: 7579668 43732
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

"big hit"

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Drd80 User ID: 7469920 107846
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013

"Really good! The whole family enjoyed it."

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Nonna2U User ID: 6678289 33531
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2013

"This wonderful recipe was my first "Mex Lasagna". Since, I made a few alterations: brown beef or ground seitan in onions and then add garlic and cook for 1 min. Stir in: salsa, frozen or canned corn niblets, 1 can refried beans and 1 can black beans, enchilada sauce, chiles, taco seasoning & heat through. In a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, layer corn or flour tortillas and 1/3 of meat/bean mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Repeat layers twice. I skip the step with the salsa and water.Cover and bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Uncover; top with 2 c crushed tortilla chips and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with olives, guacamole, tomatoes or salsa and Greek yogurt/sour cream, if desired. I serve it on a bed of lettuce or fresh baby spinach leaves.The meat/bean mixture is great for tacos, burritos, chimichangas, enchiladas, tamales, etc."

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Tifflife User ID: 7397120 83242
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2013

"So easy to make! This is Taco Night all wrapped up in a delicious lasagna. My husband loved it and so did my 3-yr old. Definitely a keeper!"

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Gadgetmomof3 User ID: 6481886 88992
Reviewed May. 10, 2013

"The recipe, as written, was really good. I made this for the first time for an adult luncheon and it was a bit hit. I thought it was really tasty but a little on the heavy side. I think next time I make it, I will use a different type of salsa, like a corn and fire roasted tomato - any salsa with more vegetable variety. The olive/onion/tomato topping is a must and adds great lightness, flavor and color. I added a bit of fresh, chopped cilantro to it as well. Served with a side salad and plain greek yogurt (instead of sour cream)."

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christycincy User ID: 6445428 88927
Reviewed May. 6, 2013

"This recipe was oh-so-good! I made it for Cinco de Mayo, but will definitely make it again before the next one! Very easy, too. I was worried that there was not enough liquid to cook the noodles, but it turned out perfect. And when you add the tomatoes and green onions and olives with the cheese, it was so pretty, too! Leftovers were great as well."

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momof4RN User ID: 2273778 29164
Reviewed May. 5, 2013

"I made this tonight, for Cinco de mayo tomorrow. I incorporated several changes that the other reviewers used, and it turned out great, with some to spare for leftovers. It is a keeper!"

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jechiatello User ID: 1138326 47072
Reviewed May. 5, 2013

"Served it to company everyone wanted the recipe, big hiy"

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lauray0ung User ID: 2511576 43731
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2013

"I have been making this recipe for years since seeing it in a Taste of Home book. My family absolutely loves it and we have it at least once a month. The only thing I do different is to use just 1 pound of ground beef and one of those large 32 ounce cans of refried beans - we liked the lower beef to bean ratio. I also only put olives on half because we have olive-haters in our household. Other than that, this is THE BEST Mexican Lasagna hands down that I've ever had. It comes out perfect every time."

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CookRDad User ID: 6113776 75930
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2013

"This dish is pitch-in worthy! I'd share this with friends and family without hesitation. I substituted two finely choppped jalepenos for the can of chilis and would probably add more the next time I cook it. Used Mexican and Taco Cheeses, 4oz of taco seasoning from a container (didn't have a packet). Whole wheat lasagne was also used. Remaining aspects of the recipe were followed and resulted in a delicious delight..."

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Texas4ever User ID: 7218398 88921
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2013

"What's not to love in this recipe? I used corn tortillas (6 per layer, overlapped) instead of lasagna noodles. I also substituted Cholula Hot Sauce for the hot salsa. Only used 3 cups of cheese, and 1 and 3/4 cup water with the jar of salsa. I was afraid it would be too wet, but it was just perfect! When the casserole came out of the oven, I sprinkled it with cheese and let it sit for a good 30 min to 'set'. I let my family garnish it themselves with sour cream, green onions and olives. Next time we will make some guacamole as a side! Hubby and daughter loved it, and declared it a keeper. It's not fancy, it's just good TexMex comfort food! Oh by the way...if you're on WW, it is only 8 PP per serving (if 12 servings) when made with 93% lean ground beef, full fat cheese, and 2 Tbl full fat sour cream as a garnish!"

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judithlb User ID: 2927838 203948
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2013

"This is a great recipe, my entire family loves it!"

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skywaitress User ID: 5434571 27913
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2013

"Yum! This is so good. I added extra salsa to the meat as another reviewer recommended, also added a can of drained and rinsed black beans to the meat. Instead of the 2 tbls. of Hot salsa, I used taco sauce iI had in the fridge. The pan I used was a little bit larger than the recipe stated so I just used enough uncooked noodles to cover each layer. I left about a third of the pan without sour cream for my picky teenagers, but I put all the toppings on as stated on the rest of the pan and baked the 5 minutes in the oven. This does need to stand for a good 15-20min. before cutting into it, it helps to make nice slices! Enjoy, this is so good! I served with spanish rice and a green veggie."

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MJwrabbit User ID: 2069825 203947
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2013

"This is an easy recipe and delicious!!"

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baccardo User ID: 4874053 33530
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2013

"I have made this a few times now and it is delicious, fast and easy!"

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peacharmadillo User ID: 3329993 29163
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

"The adults in our family really enjoyed it. Too much color and pieces for the little ones. We only had one pound of beef. Two pounds would have been better when it came time to spreading it out on the noodles. I also left out the chilies because I have a wimpy tongue. My husband asked for them specifically the next time."

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leslie1966 User ID: 3337908 47071
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2012

"Only used 1 lb of ground beef and it worked fine. this was really good and was a big hit with the whole family."

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TeriJean762 User ID: 6539994 83240
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2012

"This is definitely a family favorite at our house! I've made it the way it's written, and I've also made it vegetarian style, using soy crumbles and vegetarian refried beans, and it was a big hit, too. Awesome recipe!!"

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sweetbabykmd User ID: 6854551 33511
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2012

"In order to make it more Mexican tasting I used corn tortillas instead of noodles and omitted the water and it is delicious!"

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mml44 User ID: 6498718 74761
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2012

"I love trying new recipes and this one was a hit with the whole family!!!"

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tngirl77 User ID: 6008855 74746
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2012

"i have made this recipe several times and my family always loves it."

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iteach5 User ID: 6124838 47019
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2012

"This was wonderful! I made it for a monthly potluck get-together last night and it was nearly all eaten except for a little bit that I had to scrape off the sides of the dish which I will enjoy for lunch today! I used a Mexican four-cheese blend and also added more mild salsa to the ground beef mixture to make it more spreadable. I used more cheese than called for, too. I'll probably serve the sour cream on the side next time. This is easy and delicious . . . a definite keeper!"

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FreedSpirit User ID: 6803800 88918
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2012

"Definitely a keeper!! Mexican food is my favorite, and this was fairly easy to prepare. After reading other reviews, I was a little concerned about whether the noodles would be fully cooked. I added an extra 1/2 cup of water to the water/salsa mix and it turned out great! It was so good that my boyfriend and I both had seconds! I also took a piece to work the next day for lunch and it microwaves well too. Thanks for the recipe!"

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kcure User ID: 6556245 83239
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2012

"This was dish was simple and delicious - will make again and again"

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TieB User ID: 6029520 203946
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2012

"delicous"

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judysax84 User ID: 4346989 74677
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2012

"Delicious and easy! I used ground turkey instead of beef and just added some extra spices to compensate. The family loved it."

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rubnzrcn2 User ID: 4390449 29160
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2012

"So Yummy! It makes a lot. I loved that you can make changes to fit who you are feeding. I used tortillas instead of noodles and black refried beans. I will be making this often. Thanx!"

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loongirl User ID: 4793007 43728
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2012

"I used about 24 oz. of crumbled soy instead of ground beef and reduced the cheese to about 2 cups. I also added 3 drops of Tabasco sauce to the 2 T. of mild salsa. Everyone loved the recipe! With only two of us, there was plenty for leftovers."

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voodoowitch User ID: 635464 34184
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2012

"Turned out very good. We like spicier food so I used a pkg. of hot taco seasoning and then used medium salsa. The noodles were a little more firm than my husband prefers so next time I'll add just a little more water and bake longer."

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scheppe63 User ID: 3498268 43696
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2012

"This was an awesome recipe!! I love it because you can add so many different things to it and it still ROCKS!!!!!!!"

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PinkPuppy User ID: 6385351 27912
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2012

"I divided it into two smaller dishes and put one in the freezer. I put crushed tortilla chips ontop which was nice. I actually forgot to cover it, it still turned out great!"

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littleredlvsbrad User ID: 2872551 29159
Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"Both sides of my family loved this. I made it during the holiday's at the suggestion of my husband! He LOVES this recipe!"

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denim doll User ID: 5928001 75921
Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"I used this recipe for a supper meal on a recent quilting retreat with friends. They all loved it and could not believe how easy it was."

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fastk9 User ID: 6550849 33510
Reviewed May. 29, 2012

"I happened to have slightly spicyCorn relish and my husband made guacamole. Excellent recipe will definitely make again!"

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pdkain User ID: 6715111 43695
Reviewed May. 29, 2012

"I must try this recipe."

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seablue02 User ID: 3510726 34182
Reviewed May. 29, 2012

"I made this on 5/25/12 and it turned out great. The only change I made, I used mild salsa, omitted the hot sauce by accident, but I did add a can of Rotels tomatoes with green chili's. This was, really, really good. I didn't have a problem with the refried beans making it too thick, perhaps because I did add the tomatoes and green chili's. Will definitely make this again. Also, I used regular "uncooked" lasagna noodles. I covered with aluminum foil and baked for one hour. That's why the recipe calls for so much water and salsa, the you are using uncooked noodles. Don't worry. They cook up beautifully. Great dish and reheats great too."

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macsam1965 User ID: 4848502 74675
Reviewed May. 26, 2012

"Fantastic! My stepson and daughter said it was really good. My husband liked it, but he said it was a little too spicy for him. It is definitely a keeper for me."

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Meach9 User ID: 3201555 34180
Reviewed May. 26, 2012

"I have been making this for a long time only instead of lasagna noodles, I use the large flour tortillas, cutting as needed to fit your dish. Everyone loves it. Serve with xtra taco toppings if desired"

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krissig1 User ID: 4372847 88889
Reviewed May. 25, 2012

"I haven't tried it yet, but if you use tortillas, which I plan to do, don't add the water."

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wkmtca User ID: 4530051 33509
Reviewed May. 25, 2012

"haven't made it but i was wondering..has anyone tried using tortillas instead of noodles? sound good though"

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punkysquirrel User ID: 2352516 69352
Reviewed May. 25, 2012

"I thought this recipe was pretty good, although I wish the layers didn't all have the exact same filling. I was a little skeptical of using the uncooked lasagna noodles, but they turned out perfectly in the end. The only change I made in the recipe was that I used 2 tbsp. of hot sauce instead of hot salsa. I also added my toppings (tomatoes, green onions, and sour cream) after I let the lasagna stand and cool. I did not heat it up further like the recipe suggested. All in all, I'd say this was a pretty decent recipe. My husband loved it and I will most likely make it again. It was a nice change from traditional lasagna."

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parksville User ID: 1598935 27907
Reviewed May. 20, 2012

"This is sooooo good! Halved everything, except the cheese (used 3 cups, not 2) and made in an 8x8 dish using 6 oven ready lasagna noodles. Cooked some onion w/ lean ground beef. Also bought medium salsa for the entire dish instead of hot/mild salsa as per recipe. Once cooked added more cheese, sliced black olives, a chopped tomato, green onions and fresh cilantro for topping, baked another 5 - 8 minutes. Served sour cream on the side. So tasty I'd serve it to company. Will definitely make this again!"

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amyelewis User ID: 3178134 83238
Reviewed May. 3, 2012

"This was an easy recipe & so tasty! Would be good for a potluck as it makes a lot...I will definitely be making this again."

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Brinnley User ID: 4185162 43652
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2012

"I followed the recipe exactly as recommended. It came out dry and not very tasty. While my family seemed to enjoy it. I, however, did not."

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tea-talk User ID: 3784836 43651
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"Most ridiculously easy lasagna I've ever made! Absolutely amazing recipe! So yummy! Boyfriend gobbled it up and got seconds! And the best part is that is makes great leftovers too!"

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ejt325 User ID: 4790999 74674
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2011

"Only change I made was that I used oven ready noodles, and added onions and garlic while cooking the ground beef."

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Baber3006 User ID: 6187483 84033
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2011

"I've been making this recipe for several years for my family and it is always a hit. We prefer it to tacos, and I think it's easier to make."

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bigbill73 User ID: 2896237 83237
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2011

"My wife and friends loved this and wanted me to make another the next day."

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hglause User ID: 5660745 29307
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2011

"A+ A+ This was so good! I left out the hot salsa, we loved it. Will deff. make it again very soon!"

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ARholloway029 User ID: 5393817 84032
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2011

"Wow! My family loved this! Would agree that the beans made it a little thick. I think I will make with black beans next time and half of the refried beans. This is a recipe that I will use over and over again."

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snowballs52 User ID: 4604498 43648
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"I HAVEN'T TRIED THIS YET, BUT IT SOUNDS GOOD. I HAVE A PRAYER I SAY, EVERYTIME I GET A NEW RECIPE. MAY I LIVE LONG ENOUGH TO PREPARE EVERY RECIPE I HAVE. THERE'S NO TELLING HOW LONG I WOULD HAVE TO LIVE... I HAVE ONE DISC THAT HAS 1 MILLION RECIPES ON IT. LIVE ON GIRL"

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dinglefritz User ID: 3129013 88888
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2010

"While I admit to tampering with the recipe because I prefer shredded beef and detest so-called 'taco seasoning', I still think that this is much more work that it's worth. It tasted just like so many other 'taco salad' or 'taco-bean dip' recipes I've eaten over the years. It takes less time to prepare a 'taco meal' with the same ingredients (sans the noodles, of course), which is easier to serve and more friendly to various eaters personal tastes."

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grannygourmet User ID: 3148826 43647
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2010

"I didn't realize that the noodles were to be put in the casserole without cooking them first and so by the time I realized it I already had the dish assembled. I realized my mistake when I considered adding so much watery salsa before baking. In order to save the dish, I drained off liquid from my salsa-water mixture and added enough more salsa to make two cups. Thankfully, it turned out great!"

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anisson User ID: 4764179 47018
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2010

"I made only one minor change to this recipe. The beef/bean mixture seemed a little too thick and dry so I added a little tomato juice to it and we loved it. I used the regular lasagna noodles and I cut the recipe in half for the two of us. It was really good."

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nmohr05 User ID: 2251600 203945
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

"I was VERY skeptical about not cooking the noodles beforehand and having to pour two cups of water over everything. I even boiled water before chickening out and deciding to follow the exact recipe. Good thing I did. I turned out WONDERFUL! So delicious! I didn't use the refried beans- instead I used a can of black beans and a can of drained corn. I used 2 packs of taco seasoning instead, because I thought one wasn't enough for 2 pounds of beef. I thought the cheese topped with the water/salsa mix would be too slimy, but it didn't even affect it. I followed the recipe for the topping, but also added some crumbled tortilla chips. I would eat this every day if I could!"

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cityfire User ID: 4227447 203944
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2009

"I made this recipe for a potluck dinner and it was a hit. This is a keeper. I will never eat "regular" lasagna again."

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elisa User ID: 1925350 83235
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2009

"Hi Kensmoma, I havent made this recipe yet BUT, I am sure you are to use lasagna noodles that you find in the gropcery isle. They usually come in a box. The recipe calls for 2 cups of water and 16 oz salsa... this would be plenty of liquid to cook the noodles :)"

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Kensmoma User ID: 1059460 107844
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2009

"This recipe calls for uncooked noodles. Do we need to use the no-cook variety?"

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Kensmoma User ID: 1059460 29306
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2009

"This recipe calls for uncooked noodles. Do we need to use the no-cook variety?"

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sherry829 User ID: 4024671 33508
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2009

"I made this for a potluck for a staff meeting. Everyone loved it and wanted the recipe."

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wanda111 User ID: 4258076 29305
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2009

"I made this for a dinner at work and everyone loved it."

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creo6746 User ID: 478690 33505
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2009

"I substituted the beef for ground turkey and the refried beans for black beans. I also used the "no cook" lasagna noodles. I've made this recipe twice now and it's AWESOME!"

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Seamus1993 User ID: 984787 75917
Reviewed May. 20, 2009

"Excellent! It's easy & delicious!"

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rainy23333 User ID: 1016917 82586
Reviewed May. 14, 2009

"Do you cook the noodles?"

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bjshute User ID: 1958552 47017
Reviewed May. 10, 2009

"[quote user="bjshute"] Do you cook the noodles first?"

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lopear User ID: 409630 47015
Reviewed May. 10, 2009

"I just tried this recipe and it is delicious. It also reminds me of nachos so I added shredded lettuce on top and crumbled up tortilla chips, and put salsa over that.Perfect way to make a different version of nachos. I also cut out one pound of hamburger since I really don't need that much meat anyway. I'll definitely make this one again!"

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susan.a.hake.i22r@statefarm.com User ID: 2561054 88887
Reviewed May. 6, 2009

"I made this recipe for Cinco de Mayo. I only used 1 cup of water. Then added more cheese & onion to the layers. I served the sour cream/guacamore/lettuce/olives on the side. I served with mexican rice & the family loved it! Will make again!"

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IrisWi User ID: 1608417 75916
Reviewed May. 1, 2009

"You would use the noodles raw. That is why the recipe calls for pouring two cups of water over all."

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monteimom User ID: 943372 82552
Reviewed May. 1, 2009

"I have made a dish similar to this for years using stale corn or flour tortillas and canned pinto or red beans. Oh, and I usually use ground turkey rather than ground beef. Great to freeze in individual portions for a night when you don't want to cook!"

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IrisWi User ID: 1608417 74673
Reviewed May. 1, 2009

"I will not be trying this one :(

Tried a similar recipe using jumbo pasta shells once. Couldn't eat it. I found that pasta is not compatible with Mexican ingredients. Too pastey. Especially if using refired beans. I do like the reipes however layering the Mexican filling between tortillas.
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Steven9726 User ID: 2369833 27905
Reviewed May. 1, 2009

"I wish I could find a recipe that didn't have all the hot ingredients mixed in with the dish before it's cooked. I know that the true mexican dish does not incorporate all the hot spices. Hot sauces are on the side and an individual adds accordingly to their tastes. I know the sauces are habit forming and we tend to add more thatn we need. This dish sounds good. I am going to have to experiement with the spices. I wish I would have had the foresight to have written down my grandmother recipes God, I miss her cooking"

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waltpat4life User ID: 1464083 83232
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2009

"It's not necessary to pay more for "no cook" lasagna noodles. The regular ones work just fine."

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Ginnybug1 User ID: 2059242 69347
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2009

"In the pasta section at the supermarket they have "No Cook" lasagna noodles. I'm sure this is what she used. Recipe looks delish."

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gapeach55 User ID: 3484408 107829
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2009

"Can't wait to try this one."

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cokechic21 User ID: 2243619 27903
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2009

"I'm going to say no based on the additional water that is poured over top.

Sound delish!"

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mojazz User ID: 32548 33504
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2009

"She says "uncooked noodles" and she never says to cook them, so it has to be uncooked noodles. All that water is your biggest clue.

mojazz"

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mom48*60 User ID: 4089733 203943
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2009

"I am going to assume she used the noodles that don't need to be boiled first because it says to bake for an hour. I use these when I make lasagna. They cost the same as the others and the extra bake time is so worth not having to boin noodles first. Less mess to clean up too. I can't wait to try this recipe."

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cmartinez User ID: 1915732 27900
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2009

"Soooooooo do you cook the noodles or not?"

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bjshute User ID: 1958552 33480
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2009

"Do you cook the noodles first?"

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joanna1970 User ID: 3543693 82550
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2009

"I have been making a similar receipe for years. With mine I just mix the raw groud beef, refried beens and other dry ingrediants together then layer with the lasagna noodles. I will try some of the ingrediants that are not used in mine. I recently made it for a dinner held where there was not a stove. I put it in a large crock pot. Worked great."

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dedaisy User ID: 1000670 83055
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2009

"Sounds great! How about nutrition facts?"

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KPollard User ID: 356903 47005
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2009

"I make a similar recipe except I use flour tortillas to layer in the ingredients instead of noodles."

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jcampbell User ID: 2155779 203942
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2009

"I made this using black beans instead of the refried beans. I was very good."

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studor User ID: 2072208 27898
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2008

"Did anyone Cover their Noodles before layering them with the meat?"

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nikey User ID: 421776 43645
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2008

"I can't wait to try this!"

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October13 User ID: 3434485 46996
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2008

"This was very good, family loved it!

CA"

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burner45 User ID: 886052 43644
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2008

"Awesome. Took to a family get together. My nephew said, "This is a keeper!""

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