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Taco Lasagna Recipe

Taco Lasagna Recipe

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 Keena, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:9 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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 13x9-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.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 448 calories, 21g fat (11g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 1152mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 5g fiber), 25g protein

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ckbray
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2016

"Very Good! Liked by all and very easy to make. Highly recommend."

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2124arizona
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2016

"People ask for the recipe when I fix this dish. Everyone is surprised that it is so easy to prepare. We all love it!!"

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jrw1515
Reviewed May. 25, 2016

"I made this tonight for dinner and it was AWESOME!!!!! My husband said I had better not lose this recipe, he absolutely loved it. I also added corn and a little extra taco seasoning and more cheese.This will for sure be one of my new "go to" meals."

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Katydidd76
Reviewed May. 24, 2016

"Delicious and I like how this recipe can be customized to satisfy your own unique tastes. To the meat mixture I added corn, chopped green olives, and a couple teaspoons of lime juice. Lots of extra cheese on the layers! Top it all off with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, sour cream, jalapenos, corn chips, avocados. ..to name just a few. To those who commented that the refried beans are too hard to spread: heat the refried beans in the microwave first and the consistency will soften for easier spreading. Make sure you cover the dish before baking so it doesn't dry out or get too crispy. Enjoy"

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AMANDALEEANN
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2016

"This was great! I didn't have green peppers, so I omitted them, but it was still great. Pretty simple to make too."

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pcsplawn
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2016

"I have been making this recipe for several years for my family and potlucks at work. I make it just like it's written except I increase the beef to 1 1/2 or 2 lbs depending on where it's being eaten. Perfect every time. Definitely one of my "go-to" recipes."

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wwllvet
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2016

"I do not recall ever seeing beans used in tacos or lasagna"

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cahplus
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2016

"I've been making this recipe for several years now, and my husband just loves it! We make it as specified in the recipe, and think it is amazing!"

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Cyrwin
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2016

"My family loves it just the way it is."

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Kathyjordan
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2016

"Great base recipe to easily exchange to make it for your own family."

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slocook805
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2015

"This is delicious, easy to play around with and vary it, I never make it the same way twice. I always add more cheese than it calls for and put in 3 or 4 minced fresh Serrano peppers. Like others mentioned I usually swap out the flour tortillas for corn. It makes enough for the 2 of us each to have a good hearty serving 2 nights in a row. This is one of those satisfying comfort foods that really fill you up and put you in that wonderful food coma right after eating."

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cliftonhanger
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2015

"I used 2 cans of black beans and omitted the refried beans. I exchanged corn tortillas for flour and increased the cheese to 4 cups. Instead of a 14.5 oz. can of tomatoes, try using two cans (10 oz. each) of Ro-Tel tomatoes."

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proggy99
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2015

"I have made this a few times. The first time I made this my 8 and 10 yr olds looked at it and were hesitant. Since then, they have requested it when we make our weekly menus. I also mixed the refried beans with the meat mixture because otherwise the beans are thick and a pain to spread. My 10 year old son did 90% of the work the last time I made this and it is not typical that my kids request leftovers the next day, but they do for this."

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Aindia
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."

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cookbookmom
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2015

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

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Isty
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."

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annecooks
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!"

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cannk1944@yahoo.com
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2015

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

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Brilynne1985
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2015

"Great quick recipe! I mixed the retried beans in with the meat and black beans to make it easier to assemble. I also added fresh corn which I cut off the cob. Great recipe for a weeknight!"

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guitargirl42066
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2015

"Good recipe. i loved the black beans in it."

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thebigapple
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2015

"Good recipe. To reduce the amount of fat, I used fat free refried beans and non-dairy "cheese". I also used corn tortillas instead of flour tortillas. Fat free tortillas can also be used to reduce the fat even further."

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pigfreak
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2015

"My family is crazy for this. I add sliced or chopped black olives with the cheese on top."

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luigimon
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2015

"Yummy! I made it ahead of time and when I warmed it up in the oven, I think I had it in there for too long, as it just turned into slop, but it tasted so good! I'll make this again!"

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Katgen
Reviewed May. 27, 2015

"very good"

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SDawsonH
Reviewed May. 13, 2015

"This recipe tasted great. The flavors really come together and I believe kids would really like it. I am only giving it four stars because between them chopping, browning and baking, this recipe takes at least 40 minutes to prepare."

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bnrudy
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2015

"I prefer to use corn tortillas (the flour ones' get soggy ) I also use poblano or anaheim pepper (don't care for the bell pepper family)also added can of sliced black olive can of corn and can diced green chiles"

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cherylyoung
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2015

"Has a really good taste. I did change it a bit by putting the refried beans in with the meat mixture, just much easier. Also added lettuce, tomatoes, taco sauce & sour cream on top. Will put in my keeper list."

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mkaskela
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2015

"Great, easy dinner for the whole family to enjoy."

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runfast159
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2015

"Family favorite! I have made this with both beef and chicken. I also add a half of a can of corn and a half can of diced green chilies. I prefer to use organic whole grain white corn tortillas and sometimes I skip the last layer of tortilla altogether, as well as one of the cheese layers. Cutting a layer of tortillas and a third of the cheese does nothing to reduce the taste. Serve with tossed salad and corn bread. So good!"

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TopBranchOR
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2015

"Made this last night & got good reviews from the family. Not spicy at all. Think I will add black olives the next time to see how that changes the flavor."

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jeanemed
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2015

"Great recipe. You can change it up according to what you have--cooked chicken instead of hamburger, etc. Once I used hummus instead of refried beans, as I didn't have any on hand. Hummus was great too. I also put olives in the layers. Corn is good too--anything works."

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Barbaralarkin
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2015

"Very tasty!"

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BTinker
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2015

"Sounds delicious. How many carbs per serving please. Lots of diabetics in my family and we have to court carbs."

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GlenysD
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2015

"this sound & looks Delish...i am going to try this"

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Eshumpert
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2015

"This recipe is delicious!! I made a few substitutions: lean ground turkey, low sodium black beans, lowfat ricotta cheese (no refried beans), whole wheat tortillas and lowfat cheese. I had to cook it a little longer; 30 minutes covered and 10-15 minutes uncovered- I like my tortillas crispy."

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Rivkel
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2015

"My family loved this and that is all I needed to know. You can make all types of variations with this. My husband added sour cream to his second serving. I liked when the tortillas were crispy. A complete favorite in my home. The kids said, "Add this to your recipe box!""

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Grace1018
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2015

"This was super and quick. We thought that it was full of flavor and so easy."

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jewellmiller
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2014

"it does make the outer edge of the casserole , bit crispy on the tortillas when bake for 30 minutes. But it is a great time saving recipe ,if you need dinner on the table fast. if you like southwestern food it would be a good recipe to try out, I just suggest baking it for 20 or 25 minutes any longer the outer edges of the tortilla will be to crispy."

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lynneleigh
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2014

"Wow! What can I say! I submitted this recipe 12 years ago on a whim and it won me $500.00 and a feature in Quick Cooking. I am so excited to see everyones' reviews and modifications. I am married now and my family loves this recipe too! Crazy to see 86 reviews written! Who knew!"

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Bbohannon
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2014

"This is delicious!!! I did add extra cheese (I love cheese!) I added chopped roma tomatoes, sliced black olives and sour cream to the top when serving. I think I will add chopped green onions the next time. Love this and my husband loved it!! I'm glad to see that it warms up good! Will definitely make again."

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HBcook
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2014

"Very good!! I served it with sour cream and that's tops it off to great! I changed the original recipe: ground turkey breast, canned diced tomatoes, canned green chiles, added Mexicorn, used La tortilla Factory tortillas, FF refried beans and 16 ounces (vs12) cheese. I baked @375º for 30 minutes covered, then uncovered and baked for another 30 minutes. The top got nice and crispy. So good and would serve 12."

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xlsalbums
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2014

"This was pretty good but not a favorite as far as "Mexican" lasagnas go. My family likes the other one I make better."

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momoflandl
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2014

"My mom made this for us and it was delicious, good as leftovers the next day also. She used red beans instead of black beans and she also served it with sour cream. I loved the refried beans in there. This is definitely a keeper!"

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toothwarriorprincess
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2014

"I am not a bean lover but this was really really good. I went a little lighter on the refried beans and it was awesome! And I used salsa instead of diced tomatoes. Love it!"

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NellaGrl
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2014

"LOVED this one. Except I left out the refried beans and mexican style tomatoes. Instead I used Fire Roasted Tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and added in Salsa. Top with sour cream. This one is to die for. I plan to make this again next week!"

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Robyn81
Reviewed May. 12, 2014

"This was easy to make and it came out really good!!! My husband ate 1/2 the taco lasagna in 1 sitting. Adding a little sour cream to each serving is delicious!"

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nsmom
Reviewed May. 10, 2014

"This is a keeper! Easy and delicious!"

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pk2334
Reviewed May. 1, 2014

"I tryed this and it was very good . added my home grown green peppers bigger chunks"

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judysav
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2014

"I have made this recipe several times, and it's a winner every time!!! I do like to add a dollop of sour cream on top when serving this. I also use a tad more ground beef and cheese than called for. Simple, easy, you can't go wrong!!!!"

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debixy
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2014

"I made this recipe exactly as written and mine came out much drier I think it should have. We were really disappointed in it the first night. The second night I served with sour cream and enchilada sauce and it was much better but still not something that I would make it again. IF I did make it again I would make some changes one of which would be to incorporate the sour cream and the enchilada sauce into the layers. I would liked to have given this 2 ½ stars. It was not awful so I did not want to give it 2 stars just not that special. It does make a lot."

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Medic 716
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2014

"We added black olives to this..."

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tigerakp
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2014

"Made this for dinner tonight. Whole family loved it. However, I made a few changes right off the bat. My current changes were: I used whole wheat flour tortillas, venison burger (about 1 1/2 pounds), TWO packets of taco seasoning. 4 cups (2- 8oz bags) of shredded Mexican cheese. We also added sour cream and guacamole as a garnish.Things I will do differently next time I make it: I will use sliced GREEN onions in beef mixture AND as a garnish. I will use a tub of fresh salsa instead of Mexican diced tomatoes, and when I do that I will delete the 2/3 cup water, because fresh salsa has way more juice than a can of diced tomatoes. And I would definitely break up the top layer of tortilla's and spread them evenly, cuz those were tough to cut. I had to perforate them with a sharp knife to get an even cut. Even sprinkled with cheese and baked they were not soft enough to cut pieces with the spatula.Other than my changes, this was an awesome first time recipe for us and we liked it!"

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gnats1222
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2014

"This is one of my favorite dinner recipes! It is so easy to assemble and so yummy! I add some frozen corn to the beef mixture, and serve it with lettuce and jalapeño -- yum!"

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Loiscooks
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2013

"Very good dish! I made 1/2 recipe, but I did not cut the beef in half. I replaced the green pepper with 1/2 can of green chiles, and I used sharp cheddar cheese. I also used brown rice tortillas as one person does not eat wheat. I may try corn tortillas next time. This is a good recipe. Thanks for sharing it."

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Miraoli
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2013

"I've made this for dinner 3x in the past month. It is quickly becoming a favorite of ours. I use about a pound and a half of ground beef and we top it with sour cream, onion, and garden tomato. (And a little sprinkle of garlic salt) It's absolutely tasty. http://www.PrintableCouponsandDeals.com has tons of great coupons that could be used in this recipe!"

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esholos
Reviewed May. 17, 2013

"I made this last night and it was fantastic. Usually when I've made a new dish, I'll ask my husband if he likes it and he'll just say "It's good." When I made this, I didn't even had to ask, when he finally came up for air he said " This is fricken' delicious!". So, a winner in our house! My husband isn't a fan of beans so I subbed corn for the black beans and only used about 2/3 of the can of refried beans."

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JennTats
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2013

"I added some chopped cilantro to the meat mixture for added taste & I also used one can of chopped green chillis instead of green peppers. Cover top layer with tinfoil because the top of mine browned & got crunchy but it was still good. Thanks for recipe."

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mamoonis
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

"Nice comfort food. I used diced tomatoes with green chilies b/c I couldn't find the Mexican ones. The sauce was really spicy in the pan but cooled off in the mix of the casserole. Served with sour cream and lettuce. Will add jalapenos next time."

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Glenya
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2012

"This recipe is awesome. I make it frequently. I have just started Weight Watchers. Does anyone know how many points a serving of this would be? Need Protein, carbs, fat & fiber to calculate. Thanks, Glenyah"

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Sprowl
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2012

"Winner, winner! We loved our dinner!"

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erinmarie78
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2012 Edited May. 2, 2014

"SO GOOD!! Loved this recipe!! So did my two girls... my 18-month old ate as big of a piece as I did and asked for more! I will definitely be making this again! UPDATE 5/2/2014: I make this dish on a regular basis, still a family favorite. However, this recipe fills a 9x13 casserole dish which is a little too much for us to eat in a couple of days. What I've started doing is mixing all of the filling together - ground beef, onion, pepper, water, taco seasoning, black beans and diced tomatoes - I also started mixing in the refried beans so it's simpler to put together and the taste is the same :-) Then I divide the entire recipe in half. I use 3 tortillas, half the filling and half the cheese and make up a 8x8 dish. Then I take the remaining half of just the filling and freeze it in a freezer container. Next time I want to make this dish, I defrost the filling and then make another 8x8 casserole. Works perfect for my family!"

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krgambles
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2012

"Great! Substituted corn for black beans and still delicious. Recommend draining meat mixture before layering into lasagna to make the final product less runny - that worked really well for us."

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MrsStanley22
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012

"Very yummy, filling and re-heats well!"

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cmandaangel
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2011

"Excellent. the first time I ate this my awesome aunt made it! Loved it since!"

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kimpossible07
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

"My husband makes this easy dish at the firehouse all the time! It's a hit and all the guys love it!"

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ronnied
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2011

"This is fabulous!! Trying new recipes is fun, but you never know if the family is going to like them - they loved this! Even our guest for dinner asked for the recipe! Will be making this again. It is so easy and simple to put together."

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sgrantham
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2011

"This was awesome! The entire family loved it."

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notfromabox
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2011

"I made this for a birthday party I was hosting and it was a big hit. Fed lots of people to rave reviews!"

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smalltowngirl_VA
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2011

"This was really good & simple to make! Will definately make again."

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lisa.elzholz
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2011

"Yum! So quick and easy to make. Can't wait to have it again."

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vbchjewel
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2011

"Wow, when I find something that my whole family loves, we know that recipe is a keeper. The only thing different was that I garnished with sour cream, fresh tomatoes and some shredded cheese. That was just a preference thing. Excellent!"

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ace41010
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2011

"This recipe was so quick and easy and best of all it was delicious. It tasted even better the next day just like real lasagna. Love it:)"

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CLembcke
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2011

"One of THEE BEST meals to make! Gets better as it marinates overnight!"

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HeatherD35
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2011

"Delicious recipe. I plan to keep this recipe on hand to make again. My family loved it."

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2newknees
Reviewed May. 30, 2011

"This was very good and easy. Made it according to recipe and no changes. Will make this for the potluck tonight."

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Lisa Ruby
Reviewed May. 6, 2011

"This has become one of our family favorites. I use corn tortillas in place of the flour and pinto beans instead of black since my kids aren't big fans of the black. It's wonderful!"

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sharport73
Reviewed May. 1, 2011

"this was very good have a lot left over. going to freeze some of it. I used whole wheat tortillas and weight watchers Mexican cheese. This was really yummy."

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kat07705
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2011

"very delish, could almost use as a dip"

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debnbrian
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2011

"My family absolutely loved this dish and requested that we have it again."

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AshleyD963
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2011

"This is a fabulous recipe! Anyone I know who has tried it just loves it. Great as leftovers too! Using cheddar cheese gives more of a rich flavor, though there's so much going on that you really don't need it, and if you like spicy, you can use hot ro-tel, add jalepenos, or substitute pablano pepper for green bell pepper"

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stephanie Joanne
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2011

"My husband is a firefighter and makes it for the guys at the station. He gets tortilla chips and sour cream so the guys can get creative. They love it. It is a yummy recipe."

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DonnaTMann1
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2011

"A very good lasagna. In fact you can see your published and copyrighted version on sites on the web so it must be good~"

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pferry56
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2010

"great recipe is awesome....so easy to make and my husband and son loved it...sons says he is adding this recipe to his favorites...will def make again"

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lenavoth
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2010

"This is going to go into my actual recipe box to make sure I have it forever more. A must have in the dinner rotation."

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mwilsonrdh
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2010

"Love this recipe. Added some light sour cream and jalapenos for garnish."

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missj2you
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2010

"By the way! I substitute low-carb tortillas (diabetes) and it does not lose a thing!"

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missj2you
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2010

"I have made this twice! First the way it was shown and second I added more stuff and played with the cheeses and flavors of ro-tel that is offered. This flys out of the kitchen so fast it's crazy!"

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glitterchatter
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2010

"The boys in the family LOVE this! One reader sent in a good idea...spread refried beans on tortillas while they are on a flat surface and then place in the pan. So much easier!"

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michele.garlit
Reviewed May. 1, 2010

"My husband and I enjoy this dish and make it for company. I like to cut some extra tortillas and place around the edges so that each layer is completely separated. We also make it without the refried beans occasionally.

It is a winner!"

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cntbailey
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2009

"Mine did not look anything like that picture. It was very good. It just looked like two pizza's. I will be making this again."

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plm59
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2009

"the best lasagna I've eaten, the family couldn't get enough..."

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