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Taco Lasagna

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


  • 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 shredded Mexican cheese blend


  • 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.
  • Place 2 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.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • To shave off a few calories, substitute ground turkey or chicken for ground beef and use reduced-fat cheese.
  • For a fresh burst of vibrant flavor and color, toss a palmful of minced cilantro or parsley on top of this casserole before serving.
  • Nutrition 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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    • pcsplawn
      Dec 3, 2020

      I have made this recipe numerous times. I use more ground beef, usually 1 & 1/2 lbs and more cheese. Everyone always raves about this dish.

    • psterris
      Sep 10, 2020

      Had this tonight and everyone loved it. Delicious! This recipe is a keeper! (Made my own Taco seasoning)

    • Heidi
      Aug 10, 2020

      Made this for dinner last night, and the family loved it. I used corn tortillas instead of flour. I used sweet yellow and red peppers (had on hand). I doubled the recipe, and so didn't use refried beans, since two cans of black beans were in it. I also added black olives (my mom loves olives). Will make it again for sure.

    • katecrid47
      Jul 20, 2020

      This was a big hit in my house! Everyone loved it. I served with sour cream and salsa. It's a keeper recipe! I will definitely make again. Great Flavor! Thanks for sharing!

    • Pat
      Jun 13, 2020

      No comment left

    • Shannon
      Jun 9, 2020

      This was really easy and quite tasty! I did use a few more tortillas (three per layer) and used 1lb of turkey and 1/2 lb of ground beef. Also, no black beans or green pepper on hand, so I doubled the refried beans. Topped with shredded lettuce and sour cream.....YUM!

    • Kince
      May 21, 2020

      My family and I enjoyed this very much. I used a round deep dish and tortillas about the same size. I prefer drained, mashed pintos instead of retried beans. I don’t care for tomato chunks so I puréed the canned Mexican flavored diced tomatoes. Added a can of diced green chilies as well to the meat mixture. My husband felt like it needed more tortillas than the three used for the layers. I might try doubling next time. I used to make something similar that had Fritos in it... he wants me to add some next time! Served with Sour Cream and Guacamole, it was yummy!

    • marypickford
      May 6, 2020

      I made this two days ago and it's a KEEPER for sure. I put a four ounce can of mild chiles in it. I would have preferred hot chiles but my husband didn't. It was very easy to make and it didn't take long bake. We have been eating it for the last three days and I not one for left-overs. Every day when we heated it up the aroma was wonderful. my husband raved about it and when he finished eating he told me he loved me. Make this recipe!, I will. Thank-you Thank-you! Jennifer

    • ckbray
      May 1, 2020

      It was very tasty but hard to cut into portions. My husband said he’d prefer it if I made the filling and gave him the tortillas and cheese so he could make tacos with it. That would solve the cutting problem. It is really just a big taco in a dish.

    • Noah
      Mar 31, 2020

      Recipe was easy. Lasagna was amazing. I substitute brown rice in instead of the beans and it was still good. Will be making again.