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Mexican Lasagna Recipe
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Mexican Lasagna Recipe

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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
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 65 min. + standing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 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

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.


  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.
Originally published as Mexican Lasagna in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p228

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Reviewed Apr. 22, 2016

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

Reviewed Apr. 3, 2016

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

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."

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."

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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