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, 0 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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chefheidi18 User ID: 8210724 249708
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2016

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

MaryAnnKaase User ID: 2487353 228184
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."

pottaway User ID: 3077832 171466
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2014

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

Joscy User ID: 2694585 175442
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*."

kristen49286 User ID: 1675228 171464
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."

kristinfly2 User ID: 6642581 175418
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

"This was a very popular dish even with my 7 picky eaters!"

sandbill73 User ID: 1527103 81784
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2012

"sooo good!!"

Luomala User ID: 6608150 172792
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2012

"Awesome! I used mild cheddar cheese and it turned out delicious!"

grjen User ID: 2792354 81766
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2011

"The flavor was good but next time I would try doubling the ground beef and making another layer of everything."

mel100204 User ID: 5841623 155540
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2011

"This was very tasty. I used roasted tomatillo salsa instead of traditional and I sauteed my onion with the ground beef and added garlic instead of the powder. This was a big hit and will be making it regularly."

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