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Simple Mexican Lasagna Recipe

Simple Mexican Lasagna Recipe

I was hungry for something different, so I gave my Italian-style lasagna a Mexican accent. It's packed with tempting seasonings, and the cheese, and green onions and ripe olives make an attractive topping. —Sheree Swistun of Winnipeg, Manitoba
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour YIELD:9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 can (16 ounces) fat-free refried beans
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 9 uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) salsa
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions

Directions

  • 1. In a nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the refried beans, oregano, cumin and garlic powder; heat through.
  • 2. Place three noodles in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray; cover with half of the meat mixture. Repeat layers. Top with remaining noodles. Combine salsa and water; pour over noodles.
  • 3. Cover and bake at 350° for 60-70 minutes or until noodles are tender. Spread with sour cream. Sprinkle with olives, cheese and onions. Yield: 9 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 piece) equals 341 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 680 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat.