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 Keena, 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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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 half of the 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

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SMoskwa User ID: 7607513 255780
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2016

"Easy recipe, quick to prepare. My 3 year old loves it! I made the following tweaks: used fresh diced tomatoes instead of canned, added black olives, omitted the onion, & served with a dollop of sour cream on top. This recipe is now requested a couple of times a month in my house! Great alternative to the basic taco."

jeri68 User ID: 7250699 254319
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2016

"So simple and so delicious. I didn't have green peppers, so I used tomatoes and green chiles. After baking, I added sour cream, lettuce, and taco sauce. The next time I make it, I will probably add more cheese, a little more taco seasoning, and corn. Very good!"

KerrySD User ID: 7744863 254263
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2016

"Why is there always someone that has to comment on sodiumm/ nutritional value? Chances are that if a person is making any of these recipes, they are an adult. I'm pretty sure that everyone is capable of making their own decision as to whether or not they want to eat something. Mind your own business! People look at these reviews to read about what others thought of the recipe when they made it. The nutritional information is posted for everyone to see if that is a concern for them."

Soccermom59 User ID: 7731957 254230
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2016

"I used a can of diced tomatoes with green chiles and a can of diced tomatoes"

NevadaMike User ID: 7590334 254198
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2016

"Very tasty, but it has well over 1/2 of a person's daily requirement of sodium. I would avoid eating this except is VERY small amounts."

ckbray User ID: 5521724 249969
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2016

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

2124arizona User ID: 845443 249601
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!!"

jrw1515 User ID: 8868319 248620
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."

Katydidd76 User ID: 6995720 248581
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. 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"

AMANDALEEANN User ID: 6377446 245531
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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