Tortilla Lasagna Recipe
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Tortilla Lasagna Recipe

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I found a similar recipe online and experimented with the ingredients to create this delicious lasagna. It was an instant hit with my family! They love spicy food, and this simple dish has become a new favorite. —Lynn Smith, Warrensburg, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min. + standing
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min. + standing
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) sour cream
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 10 flour tortillas (6 inches)
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 small onion, sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 568 calories, 36g fat (21g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 1180mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (4g sugars, trace fiber), 29g protein


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the water, taco seasoning, garlic powder and cayenne. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine sour cream and chili powder. In a large bowl, combine cheeses; set aside. Sprinkle cornmeal into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  3. Arrange five tortillas, overlapping, in the bottom of prepared dish; spread with 1/2 cup salsa. Layer with half of the meat mixture, onion and sour cream mixture. Sprinkle with 1-1/2 cups cheese mixture. Repeat layers.
  4. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 40 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese mixture. Bake 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Tortilla Lasagna in Simple & Delicious January/February 2008, p33

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Reviewed Jun. 22, 2016

"This was ok. I wanted more to it."

Reviewed Jun. 19, 2015

"Even my picky kid who doesn't usually like tacos liked this one. I did make some changes. I cooked diced onion and peppers with the meat and omitted the garlic and cayenne (1.5# of meat). Used HEB "That green sauce" in the sour cream instead of chili powder, and only used sharp cheddar cheese."

Reviewed Mar. 24, 2014

"My family gave it 5 thumbs up! Even my foreign exchange student from Mexico thought it was great!"

Reviewed Jan. 19, 2014

"This would probably be good; would definitely ditch chili powder, and use only small amt. taco seasoning. Instead of salsa would use mild Pace picante sauce. Some folks may say *what's point of making if not following directions*."

Reviewed Jul. 25, 2012

"This was really good! I made a few adjustments. I didn't have corn meal, so I sprayed the baking dish with pam--no problems. As a matter of fact, the bottom tortilla layer browned and got crispy--very good! I added an onion and minced garlic to the meat while it was cooking (didn't add the garlic powder or fresh onion to the casserole layer), and I added a can of whole pinto beans and a small can of chopped green chilies to the meat mixture after it was cooked."

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