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Taco Lasagna Recipe
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Taco Lasagna Recipe

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If you like foods with Southwestern flair, this just might become a new favorite. Loaded with cheese, meat and beans, the layered casserole comes together in a snap. There are never any leftovers when I take this dish to potlucks. —Terri Keenan Tuscaloosa, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Mexican diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 6 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend


  1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, green pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add water and taco seasoning; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Stir in black beans and tomatoes. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  2. Place two tortillas in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Spread with half of the refried beans and beef mixture; sprinkle with 1 cup cheese. Repeat layers. Top with remaining tortillas and cheese.
  3. Cover and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Taco Lasagna in Quick Cooking March/April 2003, p27

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Oct. 12, 2015

"This was so easy and delicious! I also mixed the refried beans into the meat mixture for easier assembly and it was fantastic. Everyone loved it. I served with lettuce, tomato, salsa and sour cream for people to add as they wished."

Reviewed Oct. 12, 2015

"Make this so often for potlucks. Dont always use the black beans."

Reviewed Oct. 6, 2015

"This was delicious! I used shredded chicken and corn tortillas and added jalapenos. Topped with lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro, avocado, jalapenos and sour cream. Kids loved it too."

Reviewed Oct. 4, 2015

"This a very good recipe. I made my own refried beans which is better than the canned. My husband loves tex-mex and Mexican food, so this will be made again soon. I added some shredded lettuce and sour cream on top once it was platted. Very good!"

Reviewed Sep. 30, 2015

"Everyone raved about this dish. I will make it again soon."

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